Director: Margarita Manda
Country: Greece
Year: 2014
Duration: 87 min



Venue Date Time
Suncoast 6 22 July 2015 22:30 PM
Musgrave 5 26 July 2015 15:00 PM

Costas and Anna, two people alone in the desolate city of Athens. Costas is an engine driver. The trains he drives travel from one end of the city to the other, following the traces of the ancient rivers that were paved over and made into roads. Anna sells ferry boat tickets at Piraeus, the city’s main harbour, the place where the rivers once flowed into the sea. Costas knows Anna. He sees her every morning, waiting on the platform for his train to take her from Thiseion to Piraeus; and he sees her every afternoon, when his train takes her from Piraeus back to Thiseion. Anna doesn’t know Costas. From the window of the train car she looks out at the same desolate city every day, without knowing who’s driving the train. Every day, Costas and Anna do the same thing, in the same way, at the same pace. They go to work, they finish their work, they go home, and they have dinner in front of the TV. When something happens to turn Costas’s life upside down, he decides to reach out from inside his solitude and talk to Anna. At first hesitantly but then more tenaciously, Costas will fight for his right to live and love. At first guardedly but then more decisively, Anna will shed her loneliness and surrender to her need for ever-lasting love. These two people will meet in the desolate city of Athens, on the dawn of a bright new day.

Margarita Manda she studied Political Science and French Literature, and is also a graduate in Film Direction. She has written and directed feature and short fiction films, and feature-length documentaries, videos for stage productions and corporate videos. She worked for the Video Department of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens Olympic Games.


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