Holy Emy

Agia Emi

62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

After their mother returns to the Philippines, sisters Emy and Teresa live within their tight-knit Filipino Catholic community in the port city of Athens. But when Teresa gets pregnant, Emy is increasingly drawn to other, more mysterious forces that live within her.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Araceli Lemos
Script: Araceli Lemos, Giulia Caruso
Cinematography: Ki Jin Kim
Editing: Raphaëlle Martin-Hölger, Araceli Lemos
Sound: Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Persefoni Miliou, Costas Varymbopiotis
Music: Oiseaux Tempête
Actors: Abigael Loma, Hasmine Killip, Michalis Syriopoulos, Angeli Bayani, Irene Inglesi, Ku Aquino
Production: StudioBauhaus, Utopie Films, Nonetheless, Ginedo Films
Producers: Konstantinos Vassilaros, Mathieu Bompoint, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim, Mattia Bogianchino
Co-production: Greek Film Center, Hellenic Public Broadcaster (ERT), ΕΚΟΜΕ, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, Aide à la Coproduction d’Œuvres Cinématographiques Franco-Grecques, Île de France, Eurimages, Sacem
Costumes: Eva Goulakou
Sets: Callie Andreadis
Make Up: Ioanna Lygizou
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece, France, USA
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 111'
Distribution in Greece: Weird Wave Distribution (info@weirdwave.gr)
Contact: TVCO Srl (info@tvco.eu)

Araceli Lemos

Araceli Lemos is a director, writer, and editor born in Athens, Greece, currently based in Los Angeles. Her debut feature Holy Emy premiered at Locarno IFF 2021, where it won the Special Mention of the competition section “Filmmakers of the Present.”


2010 Debbie and Janice as the Maids (short)
2012 Miguel Alvarez Wears ad Wiga (short)
2020 Stefanos Rokos: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ No More Shall We Part, 14 paintings 17 years later (short doc, co-direction)
2021 Holy Emy