CULTURE

Koutra’s ‘Dodo’ to have Cannes premiere

Koutra’s ‘Dodo’ to have Cannes premiere

Greek filmmaker Panos Koutras, who achieved cult status in France with his 1999 breakout “Attack of the Giant Moussaka,” will be heading to Cannes next month for the world premiere of his fifth feature, “Dodo,” at the French Riviera city’s iconic international film festival, according to an announcement on Thursday.

The film, produced by Eleni Kossyfidou, is a production of Synthetic Films Ltd and is co-produced by the Greek Film Center.

The film tells the story of a dodo, a bird that became extinct over 300 years ago, that appears in an Athenian flat just days before an extended family attempts to stave off bankruptcy by marrying one of the daughters to a wealthy heir.