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)
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.)