62nd TIFF: Greek Premiere

When Marian is on the run, she goes to the only place she knows is safe: her childhood home. She is greeted by her estranged sister, Vivian, a stay-at-home housewife struggling to conceive and on the verge of a failing marriage. Though the two are identical twins, they live opposite lives. Marian’s mysterious return disrupts Vivian’s small-town routine, and the sisters must learn to reconnect and reconcile. When Marian’s haunting past finally catches up to her, their separate worlds collide, catapulting both sisters into grave danger. In this immersive existential thriller, the quest of (female) identity triggers a suspenseful journey to a place of no return.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market.

Direction: Erin Vassilopoulos
Script: Erin Vassilopoulos, Alessandra Mesa
Cinematography: Mia Cioffi Henry
Editing: Jenn Ruff, Erin Vassilopoulos
Sound: Javier Caso
Music: Jessica Moss
Actors: Alessandra Mesa, Ani Mesa, Pico Alexander, Jake Hoffman, Stanley Simons
Producers: Benjamin Cohen, Grant Curatola, Patrick Donovan
Costumes: Allison Pearce
Production Design: Maite Perez-Nievas
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: ΗΠΑ
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 99'
Contact: Visit Films

Erin Vassilopoulos

Erin Vassilopoulos is a New York-based filmmaker whose short films have screened at festivals including Sundance, the Berlinale, BFI London Film Festival and Tribeca, and have been featured online at Vimeo Staff Picks and ARTE TV. Her directorial feature debut, Superior, participated in the 2020 IFP Narrative Lab and is having its World Premiere in the U.S. Dramatic Competition of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. She holds an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was a Dean’s Fellow.


2013 Black and Blue (documentary short)
2013 Beached (short)
2014 Walking and Falling (short)
2015 Superior (short)
2016 Valeria (short)
2019 Evil Grows in the Dark (short)
2021 Superior