The Surface of Things, 19.01.2019, 19:00, Cinema 2

 Greece, Germany 2017, 85 min, OmengU, FSK:18


There is an urban myth in Athens about Errinyos, the ancient underground river, that no one ever saw except four teenage girls in the 1980s at the “neighbourhood of hell”. Today an anthropologist who researches on the myth, locates three of these girls, now in their forties, and their former teacher, and has to face four testimonies on the mysterious appearance of the river. Through extracts of letters, recordings and interviews, they narrate the tragic story which happened thirty years ago and marked their own lives as well as the city’s collective memory.

Nancy Biniadaki

was born in Athens in 1971 and lives in Berlin. She has studied Classical Philology and Film Direction in Athens and Sheffield, England. The Surface of Things is her debut feature film. Prior she has directed several awarded short films, feature-length documentaries mainly for the Greek Public Broadcaster ERT, theatre plays and videos for the theatre. Among others she has received the Greek State Award Melina Merkouri 1999, the Grimme Preis 2017, and the Best Newcomer Director’s Award in Athens International Film Festival 2018.