PRODUCED BY oDo CINEMATOGRAPHY ARGYRIS GERMANIDIS MUSIC HERMAN HERRMANN
SOUND DESIGN FRANK BEHNKE COLOR GRADING NIKOS VOULGARIS
COSTUME DESIGN / PRODUCTION DESIGN / SOUND KATERINA STRAUCH & ARGYRIS GERMANIDIS
SCREENPLAY / TEXT ARGYRIS GERMANIDIS
DIRECTED BY ARGYRIS GERMANIDIS & KATERINA STRAUCH
2021 | 10' | 1:1.85 | Colour
Somewhere on the mainland, the tenants of a building slowly rise from their sleep. From afar arrives the promise of a secret passage to the sea.
SCREENINGs & Awards
Linea d'Ombra Film Festival, Italy, October 2022
REAKTOR International Film Festival, Austria, October 2022
Torino Underground Cinefest, Italy, September 2022
Garofano Rosso Film Festival, Italy, September 2022
Suspaustas Laikas Film Festival, Lithuania, July 2022
Aigio Short Film Festival, Greece, June 2022 - Best Cinematography Award
Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Greece, June 2022
FECIBogotá, Colombia, June 2022
Indy Film Fest, USA, June 2022
Szigmond Vilmos Film Festival, Hungary, May 2022
The Greek Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, February 2022
Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece, October 2021 - Cinematic Achievement Award
Athens International Film Festival, Greece, October 2021 - Best Cinematography Award
Drama International Film Festival, Greece, September 2021 - Special Mention by the Greek Society of Cinematographers
2021 | 10' | 1:1.85 | Colour (Germany, Greece)
Somewhere on the mainland, the tenants of a building sleepwalk towards their windows to watch Sisyphos sweep away the fallen leaves. It's autumn. On the radio, a voice mentions Cortázar's aquatic endeavours. A series of drownings and disappearances connect the water supply system to a secret passage to the sea.
Over the course of a year and while the world was in lockdown, the two filmmakers had a series of shootings with amateur actors on location in old Berlin apartments threatened by gentrification. During this time they tried to explore the dynamic between the inside and the outside, with the single premise that there should not be more than one person allowed in each frame of the film. The result of this work is a fragmented world, craving for freedom and reunification.
Inspired by the work of Julio Cortázar, who in this case becomes a fictional character, the film blends fact and fiction in an attempt to sense a world that lies somewhere between the mundane and the unreal.
POSTER GRAPHICS BY EFTYCHIA TSOUKALA
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