A young Greek woman recalls her homeland of Turkey in three different stages of her life.
Los Angeles Theatrical Qualifying run at Laemmle Theaters
Best short film at LONDON GREEK FILM FESTIVAL
Best director short film at LONDON GREEK FILM FESTIVAL
COUNTRIES: GREECE, USA
PRODUCERS: A&GFILMS MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT LTD (Greece), 21/31 PRODUCTIONS (USA)
SCRIPT – DIRECTOR: FAY EFROSINI LELLIOS
CAST: MARIANNA POLYCHRONIDI, GEORGIA ZOI, IOANNIS TSOUMARAKIS, DIMITRA BANTI
PRODUCERS: ANTIGONI GAVRIATOPOULOU, FAY LELLIOS
DOP: KONSTANTINOS KRITIKOS
CAMERA: GIORGOS LIMNIOS
PRODUCTION MANAGER: VAGELIS POULIS
SCRIPT: STEPHANIE CAPETANIDES
SOUND RECORDING: ARIS PAVLIDIS
BOOM: CHRISTOS SAKELLARIOU
MAKE UP ARTIST: MARO KOKKONI
PROPS MAN: GIORGOS KIOUSEOGLOU
EDITOR: GIORGOS SAVOGLOU
COLOUR CORRECTION-DCP: KONSTANTINOS KRITIKOS
SOUND DESING: VALIA TSEROU
SOUND MIX: KOSTAS VARIMPOPIOTIS
The film deals with an issue which has been increasingly predominant in Greece during the recent years of economic crisis: the prevalence of psychological depressive disorders. Witnessing the personal experiences of patients of all ages and social backgrounds who grapple with the problem, we give a tangible and definite form to the abstract notion of Melancholia. At the same time, doctors and nursing staff working in mental care facilities relate to us their daily struggle as they take care of patients while they themselves try to cope with the crisis in their own lives.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Athens International 24th Film Festival – “Nyxtes Premieras” 2018 – Work in Progress
10th Hellenic Film Academy Iris Awards 2019 — Nominated Best Documentary Short
For 40 years now Express Scopelitis is the soul of Aegean Sea. We sail with her, watching the sailors’ life onboard and winter life on the islands. The film is a praise to a life lived between heaven and sea. It balances on the edge between reality and transcendence, the same way that seamen’s lives balance, with great effort, between land and sea.
The harsh journey that refugees make from their homelands towards Europe, coming through Greece and continuing up north. A modern odyssey unfolds through their accounts and personal stories.
22nd Athens International Film Festival: Minority Report / work in progress (September 2016)
GrecDocs — Paris — March 2019
The film narrates the ordeal of a young Greek, who wakes up after a traffic accident not knowing who he is. An Italian passport with his alleged name: Pedro Noula, a broken cell phone, a bank check and the photograph of a woman are the only clues he has at his disposal. With these and with the help of a woman, a well-known singer with whom he becomes romantically involved, he will attempt to search for his identity. His quest will turn to be a nightmarish adventure, in which he will find himself confronted by his darkest side.
22nd Athens International Film Festival: Greek Premieres (September 2016)
57th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: Greek Films (Main Program) (November 2016)
Lauren, a Paris-based reporter, is shocked to learn that her childhood friend, Tom, a researcher for a big pharmaceutical company, has died of a morphine overdose. With help from Kaylee, Edith and Evelyn, Lauren sets on a journey to uncover the truth surrounding his death, chased across the streets of Paris by those who don’t want their secrets revealed.
55th Thessaloniki International Film Festival: Greek Films (Main Program)
In today’s Ethiopia of 85 million citizens, thousands of children end up in orphanages each year, relinquished by parents who are unable to raise them or found abandoned by the police even a few days after they are born. These institutions offer them shelter and education until they are adopted, usually by foster parents from abroad. The film records daily life behind the closed gates of one of these orphanages, in which a hard-working staff of nannies, nurses and volunteers takes care of about fifty children aged from a few months to 12 years. Filmed in its entirety as cinéma-vérité, based on direct observation, it explores the complex fabric of the diverse, transient community that lives isolated in this home away from home.