Already three months pregnant at the age of thirty three, Olympia finds out that she has lung cancer. It is a rare and unusual medical case. After a lot of hesitation and difficulties, she decides not to abort her mission, so and a healthy baby, Panayiotis, is born. Four months after the birth, with no let-up in the cancer, on the initiative of her doctor, Iakovos Angel, we will spend four days by Olympia’s and her family’s side, recording whatever the situation will allow.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Stavros Psillakis
Script: Stavros Psillakis (based on an idea by Iakovos Angel)
Cinematography: Thekla Malamou
Editing: Stavros Psillakis, Yannis Katsampoulas
Sound: Vangelis Fampas
Producers: Stavros Psillakis
Co-production: With the support of Proton Pharma
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2015
Duration: 45'
Contact: Stavros Psillakis (stavrospsill@gmail.com)
Awards/Distinctions: Audience Award for Greek Short Documentary – 17th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival (2015)

Stavros Psillakis

Stavros Psillakis was born in Chania, Crete, in 1954. He is a director and producer of anthropological documentaries that usually focus on borderline situations of human existence. He first studied Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and then Film Directing at the Hantzikou Film School (Athens). He received a scholarship from the French state to study Anthropological Documentary Filmmaking at the VARAN School in Paris. He was honored with many awards, such as the 1st Documentary Film Award of the Hellenic Film Academy in 2010 for the documentary There Was No Other Way. He is a founding member of the Hellenic Film Academy and the Hellenic Documentary Association, and he has worked on films by Lakis Papastathis, Dimos Theou, and Stavros Tornes. His rich filmography counting more than 40 films, includes the documentaries The Man Who Disturbed the Universe, METAXA listening to Time, Olympia, Short Gypsy Stories, The Light Inside, as well as the trilogy FOR NO REASONS meetings with Yorgos Maniatis, Debt, and FAREWELL The Memory of the Land.


2000 The Man Who Disturbed the Universe
2009 There Was No Other Way
2011 120 Milonogianni, Chania (TV) 2012 METAXA Listening to Time
2013 Dilemma (TV)
2014 Short Gypsy Stories
2015 Olympia (short)
2015 The Light Inside
2019 FOR NO REASONS Meetings with Yorgos Maniatis
2020 My Photograph (short)
2021 Debt
2022 FAREWELL The Memory of the Land