Microbiome – by Stavros Petropoulos
Greece 2021, 26 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere
The limits of intrusion in the peaceful lives of Ikaria’s inhabitants are being tested during a scientific quest for the secret to a long and healthy life. A clash of energies between locals and perplexed scientists, who leave no stone unturned to understand frozen time and intriguing idiosyncrasies. A comedic study of pacing and reframing a worldview.
Iota Period Omega – by Alexis Alexiou
Greece 2022, 13 min – Greek with English subtitles, Berlin premiere
Shot on 8mm, Iota Period Omega is a sci-fi documentary. I.O is a girl from a future society, who works for the air force. As she waits to be teleported to a distant planet, she converses with our present time through her visual diary that comprises fragments of memories and thoughts, in an attempt to safeguard the memory of things worth preserving.
Alexis Alexiou was born in 1976 in Athens. He studied Physics at the University of Athens and Directing at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos. His films have been distinguished in various festivals in Greece and abroad.
Under the Lake – by Thanasis Trouboukis
Greece 2022, 17 min – no language
As a mountainous village in Greece sinks under the lake, the memories of its inhabitants emerge from the water.
Thanasis Trouboukis was born in 1987 in Athens. He graduated from Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos in filmmaking and from Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains (France). He explores cinema on the fluid border between fiction and documentary. His works question memory, dream, reality and the ambiguity in between. His short films have participated in several international film festivals and art exhibitions. Currently, he lives and works in Athens.
Carols – by Jenny Tsiropoulou
Greece 2021, 18 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere
Nikos does not get to experience human contact, nor the joy of saving lives. He studied medicine but went on to become a forensic medical examiner. The cadavers he examines whisper their stories. As he grows older and his kids grow up, his fear of death weighs heavier. It’s a rainy New Year’s Eve, and the morgue is full. Nikos is hopeful. Will the children stop by to sing carols and loosen death’s grip?