Special Tribute: Bathers – by Eva Stefani; To the Wolf – by Xristina Koutsospyrou; Friday, 20.01., 20:15, Cinema 3
Tribute to greek female filmmakers
Bathers – by Eva Stefani
Greece 2016, D: Eva Stefani, 45 Min, DCP, Greek with English subtitles
To the Wolf – by Xristina Koutsospyrou
Greece 2016, D: Xristina Koutsospyrou, 74 Min, DCP, Greek with English subtitles
Set over four days of unrelenting wind and rain in a remote village high up in the Nafpaktia mountains in western Greece, the film follows the lives of two shepherd families struggling for survival. The village, forsaken by god and man, has seen better days. Paxnis, the seasoned old shepherd with no hope left, had already foreseen the dire straits the country would be facing and is slowly sinking into despair. Giorgos, unable to sell his goats, is weighed down by mounting debts and drinks to forget. Combining documentary and fiction with an all-local cast, ‘To the Wolf’ is both the reality and an unsettling allegory of modern-day Greece.
is a visual artist born in Athens, Greece in 1980. She studied at the London University of the Arts, where alongside other work, she developed a long-standing passion for photography and film. In 2010 she returned to her country of origin and began working on her first film project in collaboration with Aran Hughes, a docu-realist piece based on the lives of two shepherd families.