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Μέλος Οικογενείας (Family Member)
dir. Marinos Kartikkis
Cyprus, 2015, 104 minutes
Greek, with English sub-titles

31st European Union Film Festival
Richcraft Hall Theatre (formerly River Building), Carleton University, Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:30 pm
Family Member follows a Cypriot family wading into murky ethical territory in order to make financial ends meet. With the family grocery store failing to provide enough income, Yiorgos and Sophia accept help from the grandfather who chips in with a share of his pension. But when the grandfather suddenly passes away, his desperate family decides to hide his death in order to keep collecting his pension checks. Soon enough, social security is knocking on their door…