Grief – Those who Remain – by Myrto Patsalidou & Maria Louka
Friday, March 22nd 2024, 6:00 p.m., Hall 3, director present, Q&A after the screening
Repetition: Sunday, March 24th 2024, 6:00 p.m., Hall 3, director present, Q&A after the screening
A descent into the world of mourning and loss through three homicide stories, that shocked the Greek and European society; the cruel murders of Shahzad Luqman, Pavlos Fyssas and Zak Kostopoulos. The grieving families of the victims converse with their absences, defend the memory of the dead, transmute their suffering into a fight for justice. A kaleidoscope on loneliness in private space, courtrooms and the streets.
Myrto Patsalidou has been working as an editor since 1998. In the last few years, alongside editing, she has also been directing. She has directed two series of historical documentaries. The film Grief – Those who Remain is her first full-length film.
Maria Louka is a journalist and screenwriter. She has worked as screenwriter and editor-in-chief for Cosmote History, Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT, Vice, as well as independent documentary films. As a journalist and columnist, she has contributions in various print and online media, and currently writes for popaganda.gr. Maria was honored with the “Eleni Vlachou” Journalism Award in 2013 and the Migration Media Award in 2018. She was also four times nominated for the European Press Prize, and she is currently a member of its Preparatory Committee. Moreover, she has contributed in four books; in Zak / Zackie Oh among others, co-published in Greek by Rodakio editions and the ONASSIS STEGI.