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Serpentine Cinema presents J.A.C.E. (Just Another Confused Elephant), Menelaos Karamaghiolis’ award-winning second feature film based on true stories.

Twice-orphaned Jace, a Greek-Albanian child, witnesses a massacre that wipes out his foster family, then falls into the hands of the predators: ruthless gangsters who ‘export’ children abroad for various reasons, from beggary to the organ trade. Jace ends up in Athens, begging on street corners, experiencing the horrors of institutions for young offenders or serving obscure patrons in a world where violent loss seems to be his only destiny. The film follows Jace’s inverted odyssey in a dark universe of abuse, murder and fear, as he desperately seeks a ‘family’ and a sense of belonging.

Presented in collaboration with Institut français du Royaume-Uni.

Supported by Rodeo, London/Piraeus.

Curated by
Kostas Stasinopoulos, Curator, Live Programmes

Curatorial Assistant
Eva Speight

Production Coordinator
Bea Redweik

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