Milky Way

Milky Way

In a remote mountain town, adults live a life with secrets and untold desires, while teenagers struggle to imagine a future in the big city. Highschool senior Maria, who is dreaming of becoming a dancer, finds her dream colliding with an unwanted pregnancy. This leads her to stand up against the decisions imposed on her as right and moral by her surroundings, find her own path in life, and finally claim her right to self-determination.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Vasilis Kekatos
Cinematography: Giorgos Valsamis
Editing: Lambis Charalambidis
Sound: Stavros Avramidis
Music: Kid Moxie, Kostis Maraveyas
Actors: Korinna Dullaart, Konstantinos Georgopoulos, Nikolakis Zegkinoglou, Andreas Konstantinou, Gioulika Skafida, Themis Bazaka, Akyllas Karazisis, Styliana Ioannou, Natalia Swift, Afroditi Kapokaki, Evangelia Kamara, Stavros Tsoumanis, Xenia Dania, Prometheus Aleifer, Maria Mamouri, Gerasimos Skiadaresis, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Ivan Svitailo
Production: Foss Productions
Producers: Stelios Kotionis
Co-production: Mega TV, in collaboration with Plays2Place, with the support of EKOME
Co-producers: Kostas Sousoulas
Costumes: Eva Goulakou
Production Design: Konstantinos Skourletis
Executive producer: Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos
Make Up: Ioanna Lygizou
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 65'

Vasilis Kekatos

Vasilis Kekatos, born in 1991, is a Greek writer, director and Sundance Institute fellow. In 2018, with his short film “The Silence of the Dying Fish”, he was selected and awarded in many important film festivals, such as Locarno, Sundance, Palm- Springs, and Tallinn Black Nights. With his film The Distance Between Us and the Sky he won the Palme d'Or for best short film, as well as the Queer Palm, in the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. The film continued its festival run with the most significant stations being Sarajevo, Clermont-Ferrand, AFI and Telluride, for which it was selected by Barry Jenkins. During the first lockdown of 2020, responding to an invitation by the Onassis Foundation, Vasilis created As you Sleep the World Empties, an experimental short film which was a great success online and later secured distribution in movie theaters. His work has been critically acclaimed in various well-known international publications, such as the Hollywood Reporter, Screen Daily, New York Times and Sight & Sound. Besides being a film director, Vasilis has also been involved in art photography, having been commissioned by Vogue and Gucci to photograph the international model Winnie Harlow, among other works. He recently finished working on Milky Way, a limited-series which he wrote and directed. The show premiered in the official competition of Series-Mania and has already been bought by Fifth Season. Vasilis’ debut feature film is in the stage of post-production and it is scheduled to come out in 2024.


2018 The Silence of the Dying Fish (short)
2019 The Distance Between Us and the Sky (short)
2020 As You Sleep the World Empties (short)
2023 Milky Way (TV series)