Financial upheaval forces Valmira, a deaf 16-year-old, to leave her progressive Athens school and return to her father’s struggling island, where she is confronted by the danger of prejudice and intolerance, and—most shockingly—her own. She discovers that what matters is not simply hearing, but the will to listen.
Festivals & Awards: Best Feature Film Award at the 2022 Dhaka IFF; official selections: Thessaloniki IFF; Cairo IFF; Black Nights IFF, Tallinn; 2023 LA Greek FF; 2023 Galway Film Fleadh Festival, Ireland; 2023 Golden Linden IFF Stara Zagora
Greek film director Maria Douza studied Byzantine Literature in Athens and Film Directing at the National Film and Television School, England. In 2013, she wrote and directed her first feature, The Tree and the Swing, which represented Greece at many film festivals. Douza has since directed three documentaries, commercial spots, a 54-episode historical series, and her second feature film, Listen.