Made in Vain

Made in Vain

23rd TDF: World Premiere

Personal demons, ongoing struggle with the mirror, sacrifices, goals, bottled-up feelings, hardcore training, and diet shape the daily life of bodybuilders. Their struggle to become professional bodybuilders is endless and excruciating, the competition is intense. All the months of intense preparation lead to a few moments on stage in front of the judges where they show off the body they have been building for so long. Some call it an iron sport, a lifestyle, a vanity, while to others bodybuilding is a religion. All agree, though, that once a bodybuilder, always a bodybuilder.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Michael Klioumis
Script: Michael Klioumis
Cinematography: Petros Nousias
Editing: Ioanna Pogiantzi
Sound: Aris Louziotis
Music: Christos Antoniou
Production: Ekso Productions
Producers: Louizos Aslanidis
Co-production: With the support of: GFC, ΕΚΟΜΕ
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 82΄
Contact: Michael Klioumis

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