was born in Athens in 1971 and lives in Berlin. She has studied Classical Philology and Film Direction in Athens and Sheffield, England. The Surface of Things is her debut feature film. Prior she has directed several awarded short films, feature-length documentaries mainly for the Greek Public Broadcaster ERT, theatre plays and videos for the theatre. Among others she has received the Greek State Award Melina Merkouri 1999, the Grimme Preis 2017, and the Best Newcomer Director’s Award in Athens International Film Festival 2018.