26th TIDF: Greek Premiere

An interactive and narrative experience in virtual reality, which invites the user to travel inside the brain of a father suffering from aphasia. It is the story of a man who’s lost his ability to speak, and of the daughter trying to communicate with him. It is the story of a woman, who wasn’t given the chance to know the man behind her father, now obscured by this illness. As she tries to piece together what remains of his language, she discovers that his relationship to words is connected to his memories. The memories of an entire lifetime... Step by step, clue after clue, we will dive alongside her into the inner world of this man, in an attempt to decipher the story he can no longer tell us. In a monochrome aesthetic, close to traditional animation, this personal story is told as a journey with surreal overtones, exploring aphasia as a faraway land. Α poetic experience of the loss of one’s faculties, of the passing of time, and of the bonds that, despite everything, remain.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Marion Burger, Ilan J. Cohen
Script: Marion Burger, Ilan J. Cohen
Sound: Côme Jalibert
Music: Jamie Turner, Gaspar Claus
Actors: Olivia Cooke, Matthew Bates
Production: Atlas V
Co-production: Reynard Films, France Télévisions, Pico
Co-producers: Katharina Weser
Format: Interactive VR
Color: B/W
Production Country: France, Germany
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 40'
Distribution in Greece: Astrea
Contact: Atlas V, Astrea
Awards/Distinctions: Achievement Prize Lion – Venice Immersive 2023, Spotlight section (Winner) – IDFA 2023, Best UX Design Experience – Stereopsia EUROPE, Best Visual Experience 2024 – XRMust Awards, Best VR Film – Clermont-Ferrand Festival International du Court-Métrage 2023

Marion Burger

Ilan J. Cohen