Greece

Synopsis

Greece 1986-1987, a little before the fall of State Socialism and just at the end of the Cold War. In front of Anthi’s eyes the country is changing, the world is changing and with them Christos seems to be changing too.

Director's Statement

The story is based on true events and characters, some of whom I have personally met. I met Anthi by reading her letters to Christos (the film is based on these very letters) and I was so touched by the unique way (maybe even a little utopian) that she experienced life, perceived the world and loved people. Additionally, while reading her letters, I myself recalled personal memories from my childhood and reminisced about images and events which I loved bringing back to life and experience all over again through this film.

Director's Biography

Thelyia Petraki is a film director and a script writer. She graduated from CALARTS (USA) with a BA in Film, and from UCL (UK) with an MA in Visual & Material Culture Dept. of Social Anthropology.

FILMOGRAPHY:
2020 - BELLA
2016 - HELGA ÄR I LUND
2015 - ME AND THE OTHERS
2012 - PRAY
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Thelyia Petraki

Written by: Thelyia Petraki

Produced by: Kostas Tagalakis

Cinematography: Manu Tilinsky

Editing: Myrto Karra

Production Design: Sofia Vaso

Costume Design: Vasileia Rozana

Make-Up & Hair: Ioanna Lygizou

Sound: Iraklis Vlahakis

Visual Effects: Pandelis Anastasiadis

Main Cast: Elena Topalidou (Anthi)

Nominations and Awards

  • Short Film Candidates 2021