OPENING FILM

Murderess – by Eva Nathena

Wednesday, March 20th 2024, 7:30 p.m., Hall 1, director present, live musical show before the film, Q & A after the screening

Set on a dystopian Greek island around 1900, Hadoula, widow of Ioannis Fragos, is a woman who has learned to survive in a male-dominated, patriarchal society by serving what her mother passed on to her – a difficult baton that perpetuates the devaluation and inferiority of women. Hadoula rebels within herself and it won’t be long before that is expressed outwardly. The little girls of the island become her victims. By taking away their lives, she feels that she is relieving them of the social burden that their existence entails. Her actions eventually become autonomous and bring her face to face with law. She abandons her home and takes refuge in nature. But no matter how much her morality dictates that she did the right thing, in reality her chronic trauma follows her everywhere. The end comes as redemption. The film is based on the classic masterpiece of Alexandros Papadiamantis I Fonissa.

 

Eva Nathena

Eva Nathena was born in Heraklion, Crete, and studied in the Athens School of Fine Arts. At School, she studied painting under painter Chronis Botsoglou and set design under Giorgos Ziakas. Her mentor was Dionisis Fotopoulos. She has worked in many great films and theatrical plays. Throughout her journey in theater and cinema, she has worked with remarkable directors, such as Giorgos Michaelidis, Pantelis Voulgaris, Roula Pateraki, Olga Malea, Giannis Kakleas a.o. She has won the State Award for Best Costume Design for Brides by Pantelis Voulgaris, Playing Parts by Panagiotis Portokalakis and Uranya by Kostas Kapakas. She has collaborated with the Greek National Opera and has worked as a costume designer for Costa Gavras in the show All around is light at the Metropolitan Opera of New York. The latest film that she worked in is Man of God, written and directed by Yelena Popovic, which tells the story of Saint Nektarios. Murderess is her debut full-length feature film.

release date:

2023

director:

Eva Nathena

starring:

Karyofyllia Karampeti, Maria Protopappa, Elena Topalidou, Pinelopi Tsilika, Dimitris Imellos

country:

Greece

duration:

97 min

language:

Greek with English subtitles

premiere:

International premiere