Short Films: Slot 1

Thursday, March 21st 2024, 8:00 p.m., Hall 2, director present, Q&A after the screening

 


Crossing – by Aineias Tsamatis & Katerina Mavrogeorgi

Greece 2023, 21 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere

A railway crossing in the middle of nowhere. Two wooden outposts surrounded by yellow hills and an open horizon. Two guards: solitary Yiannis and cool Antonis. Every once in a while, a voice through the speaker announces the passing of a train. Nothing seems to stir their routine until love charges in, crushing all certainties.

 

 


A Piece of Liberty – by Antigoni Kapaka

Greece 2023, 10 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere

The Statue of Liberty and the Joker, two wandering street artists, end up prisoners in the same cell. When the state’s systemic atrocity breaks Liberty, the Joker will search for her pieces, to put her back together.

 

 


The Armchair on the Pavement – by Mary Kolonia

Greece 2023, 15 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere, director present, Q&A after the screening

A song brings back youthful memories to an elderly pensioner suffering from dementia. Longing to regain his independence, he secretly leaves his home and his wife, defying the doctor’s orders. A sudden event shakes up their daily routine, while reigniting the flame between them. Can love really be forgotten?

 

 


Good Girls Club: A Virginity Odyssey – by Lida Vartzioti & Dimitris Tsakaleas

Greece 2023, 17 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere

It’s the senior year of high school for two best friends turning 18 and aiming to lose their virginity on their birthday night. Everything goes wrong during this odyssey, but it turns into a journey of self-awareness, friendship and coming of age.

 

 


Aerolin – by Alexis Koukias-Pantelis

Greece 2023, 19 min – Greek with English subtitles, German premiere

Sandy is a 30-year-old actress suffering from asthma. Tonight, she will be performing at a theater. Before that though, she has to teach a yoga class to some old ladies in her neighborhood, work as a clown at a children’s party and audition for a commercial. In this equation, somehow, she has to try and fit in Spiros, her boyfriend.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

release date:

2023

directors:

Aineias Tsamatis & Katerina Mavrogeorgi, Antigoni Kapaka, Mary Kolonia, Lida Vartzioti & Dimitris Tsakaleas, Alexis Koukias-Pantelis

type:

short films

country:

Greece

duration:

82 min

language:

Greek with English subtitles