Category: Film
Location: Politeama Rossetti
Largo Giorgio Gaber, 1, 34126 Trieste TS


Thanasis Neofotistos

Grecia / Greece
2022, HD, col., 16’
v.o. greca – inglese / Greek – English o.v.

Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Thanasis Neofotistos, Grigoris Skarakis. Fotografia / Photography: Yannis Fotou. Montaggio / Editing: Panos Angelopoulos. Musica / Music: Lefteris Samson. Suono / Sound: Alexis Koukias, Stelios Koupetoris. Scenografia / Art Director: Eva Gaitanidou. Interpreti / Cast: Lena Papaligoura, Konstantina Koutsonasiou, Haris Alexiou. Produzione / Produced by: Argonauts Productions. Coproduzione / Co-produced by: Cosmote TV, Atalante Productions. Con il sostegno di / Supported by: Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Greek Film Center. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Radiator ip sales.

Vanina, a 39-year-old flight attendant, works on a route onboard a Boeing 737. She complains about her new braces… What she really must do is confront her, since forever, absent mother, whose body lies in the cargo hold of the plane. The film premiered at the Locarno film festival in 2022.

“I strongly identify with this heroine, a child of an unprepared mother who was unable to give her the care, acceptance and love that she needed and so she remained hurt and distant. This film is for all those who still seek reconciliation…” (T. Neofotistos)

Thanasis Neofotistos
Thanasis Neofotistos is a director, writer and architect. Member of European Film Academy, Berlinale Talents alumnus & Head Programmer of Student Int’l Competition of DISFF. The Trieste FF presented in 2019 his short film Patision Avenue.

filmografia scelta / selected filmography
Prosefhi (Greek School Prayer) cm / sf 2015 Pogoniskos cm / sf doc. 2018 Patision Avenue cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Clermont-Ferrand IFF – Premio speciale della giuria, Premio Canal+ / Special Jury Award, Canal+ Award 2019 Sparkling Candles cm / sf 2019 Route-3 cm / sf 2022 Airhostess-737 cm / sf