Across Her Body
Documentary, 85΄, 2018
Synopsis: Every year, on July 31st, Mrs, Irene and the rest remaining “fifteeners” return to the obsolete Monastery of the Accession, on Therasia, the little know sister island of cosmopolitan Santorini. For two weeks, they pray for eternal rest of their beloved ones while preparing the church for the day of the Accession. In between, they recall the past gazing at the touristic traffic across the volcanic bay. “Across her body” documents the fading tradition of “Fifteen’ correlating three bodies: the sacred body of the Virgin, the deserted body of the once upon a time fertile Therasia and the aging female bodies of the fifteeners.
Born in Athens, Greece, he studied Architecture in Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, theater in RESAD, Madrid, filmmaking in NYC, Athens, and scriptwriting in EICTV, Cuba. He has participated in both the Berlinale and the Sarajevo Talent Campus. He has written and directed various shorts and two feature films, and has published the novel “Nine lives left”. Since 2014 he has been teaching scriptwriting in SAE Athens. His second fiction feature “The veteran” is currently in post-production.