A prominent masterpiece of Greek cinema. A sergeant meets a hooker, Evdokia, and they end up getting married. Bound by a common destiny, they now have to confront a society that wants to restrain and, ultimately, crush them. The two lovers live on the fringes of a familiar yet surreal universe, full of destitute neighborhoods and harsh landscapes, full of nothingness. Like a screen adaptation of a tragedy that was never written, the film boasts an unconventional narrative approach, way ahead of its time, that refuses to succumb to quick redemption. Focusing on a female lead (Maria Vassiliou) who wants to live and love on her own terms, the film won the Best Actress Award at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. The second feature – following Cornerstone – by director, actor, and playwright Alexis Damianos, Evdokia is a wildly free, deeply political film that’s intricately entwined with Manos Loizos’s emblematic theme music. A triumph of frenzied passion and towering rage, it’s a reaction against a world that refuses to move forward.
The film will be screened in a newly restored digital copy (DCP), created for the purposes of the event Motherland I see you, with English subtitles and Greek subtitles for the Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing (SDH).
ADMISSION IS FREE FOR THE PUBLIC, ON A FIRST-COME-FIRST SERVED BASIS