“The Summer with Carmen” premieres at Giornate degli Autori

Director, Cast and Crew of THE SUMMER WITH CARMEN

Zacharias Mavroeidis’ new feature started its international journey at the prestigious Venice International Film Festival’s independent section Giornate degli Autori, gaining dithyrambic reviews from critics and industry professionals.


While enjoying a day at Athens’ queer beach, 30-something Demosthenes offers to help his bestie and aspiring filmmaker Nikitas in drafting an idea for his feature debut, inspired by the events surrounding a certain dog named Carmen. Two summers ago, Demosthenes was stuck in Athens dealing with health issues of his father. This serves as an excuse to reach out to his ex, Panos. Meanwhile, Panos got the overly cute Carmen, something he soon regretted. Likewise, Demosthenes seems to have regretted breaking up with Panos. Or did he not? Struggling to transform real events into a hero’s journey, the two friends question the no.1 rule of script writing theory – the hero that changes – while turning a page in their long-lasting friendship.


Yorgos Tsiantoulas (Demosthenes)

Andreas Lampropoulos (Nikitas)

Nikolas Mihas (Panos)

Vasilis Tsigristaris (Thymios)

Roubini Vasilakopoulou (Kaiti)


Technical Crew

Director: Zacharias Mavroeidis

Screenplay: Zacharias Mavroeidis & Xenofon Chalatsis

Producer: Ioanna Bolomyti (Atalante S.A.)

Cinematography: Theodoros Mihopoulos GSC

Editing: Livia Neroutsopoulou

Production Design: Aliki Kouvaka

Sound Design: Stefanos Efthymiou

1st Assistant Director: Dafni Kiriakidou

Production Manager: Georgia Demestiha

Composer: Ted Regklis 

Production Company: Atalante Productions S.A.

Co-produced by: Argonauts Productions S.A., ERT S.A., Athens Productions S.A., Zacharias Mavroeidis

With the financial support of the Greek Film Centre

With the support of the Greek Cash Rebate Program by The National Centre Of Audiovisual Media And Communication (EKOME)

Associate producer: Lina Yannopoulou (Argonauts Productions S.A.)