by Elia Kalogianni 17:02 fiction Netherlands/Greece
A night shift security guard in Athens, attempts to escape her suffocating routine by introducing a more intimate relationship into her life. She will soon realize that when it comes to human contact, a scheduled routine is not always the answer.
An entrancing look at “Anastenaria”, an age-old ritual still performed in a small number of villages in Northern Greece, following a journey of transcendence and purification – from lighting the fire to dancing over the hot coals, until there are only ashes left.
Night, national road. Two strangers meet for the first time at an old gas station. One has stopped to gas up his bike, while the other is just stranded. Lacking the 22.50€ he needs to get home, he will try to sell him the distance that separates them from the sky.
Men set birds free on the mountains. Two grieving, estranged brothers try their marksmanship together with their sons. It’ s the hunting season. Can a bird’ s heart stop in the sky with no bullets coming through its body?
Iro, an 8 year old girl, is ready to take off on a short road trip with her mom and a superhero towards Lake Stymphalia. A car malfunction and a bus drivers strike will make their plans difficult but with the help of the superhero they will hitchhike their way towards their destination.
A veterinarian is called in to treat a mysterious disease in a remote farm in Greece. He examines the first victim of this disease, a ram, but the precise nature of the affliction eludes him. Without a moment’s hesitation, he advises the owner of the farm to put down all his livestock as a precautionary measure and tells him that he will return in a few days with the lab results. A freak storm, though, forces him to spend the night at the farm.