IN PRODUCTION (POST)
The mythical story of a girl who falls in love with a secret river. A story about how the collective dream of a society becomes its destruction and how a teenage escapist dream turns into a nightmare.
Genre: Feature Drama
Writer / Director: Nancy Biniadaki
Based on the novel "Four testimonies on the exhumation of the river Errinyos" by Angela Dimitrakaki
Screenplay developed through MFI Script 2 Film Workshops. Thessaloniki Film Festival - Agora "Works in Progress".
Produced by watchmen productions (Germany), co-produced by Heretic (Greece). Funded by Greek Film Centre. Produced in coproduction with ERT.
There is an urban legend in Athens about Errinyos, an ancient underground river that nobody ever saw but which, one day during the 80’s, came back to life and swept a girl away. The newspapers wrote that she was a teenager, half Greek, who lived in the outskirts of the city and was found drowned in the sea, tied on a raft.
Present day. A young anthropologist is researching the legend and locates the people who knew the girl. They are her three best friends, now in their 40’s, as well as their history teacher, who is now retired.
Through bits and pieces of letters, tapes and interviews, these women narrate the tragic story that took place 30 years ago and marked their lives as well as the city’s collective memory. At first they hesitate but eventually they give in to a redeeming confession, hoping to understand how their lives got here, how their generation got here, how the whole country got here. Failed dreams, politics, ideologies and a conservative society, they all conspire in a small tragedy whose victim was a young girl.
IN PRODUCTION (Editing)
Asking the question: „What is a proper mother?“ the film takes us on a poetic personal journey, unveiling different approaches to becoming or being a „proper“ mother:
A pregnant woman is bound to be the mother of the baby she’ll give birth to. But what does it mean to be a real mother?
And above all, what is the concept of a proper mother, in times of surrogate motherhood and assisted reproduction, where three women could claim to be the mother of the same child?
Writer / Director: Antonia Hungerland
"Leuchtstoff" Production in association with RBB and funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg. Produced by watchmen productions and Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf.
A feel good series for people averse feeling good - by Rolf Roring.
In Development ....coming soon!