Ladies in Waiting

Ladies in Waiting

25th TiDF: World Premiere

As the era of psychiatric asylums in Europe draws to an end, Ladies in Waiting opens a window to its past.
Through the unique perspectives of caregivers from the Psychiatric Hospital of Attica – the last remaining one in Greece – and the lives of care-receivers, we take a peek inside the taboo world of mental illness. A film about boundaries, life experiences, and discrimination, deconstructing and redefining what mental health looks and sounds like.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TiDF25

Direction: Ioanna Tsoucala
Script: Avrilios Karakostas, Ioanna Tsoucala
Cinematography: Ioanna Tsoucala
Editing: Livia Neroutsopoulou
Sound: Leandros Ntounis
Music: Coti K.
Producers: Athina Rachel Tsangari, Elias Katsoufis
Co-producers: USC American Film Showcase Intensive Documentary Program (2019), EURODOC (2020), Greek Film Center, ERT SA, EKOME
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 69'
Contact: Haos Film (Elias Katsoufis,

Ioanna Tsoucala


2022 Ladies in Waiting