Greece/Bulgaria |
2022 |
108 мин.

Script: Maria Douza
Director: Maria Douza
Cinematography: Zafeiris Epaminondas
Music: Anna Stereopoulou

Cast: Efthalia Papacosta, Dimitris Kitsos, Yorgos Pyrpasopoulos, Yoana Bukovska-Davidova, Nikos Koukas, Vangelio Andreadaki

Production: Steficon (Greece) – Michael Sarantinos
Co-production: Ars Digital (Bulgaria) – Ivan Tonev

Supported by the Greek Film Center; EKOME Greece – National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication; Bulgarian National Film Center

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.