WORKS IN GREEK
RAKOSYLLEKTIS (SCAVENGER), 2021
A foreigner and a homeless man; a ticket clerk and a drug addict, a sad clown and his dog; an immigrant interpreter; an old grandma; a government employee; a neighbourhood girl called Joy; a scavenger with his tricycle, and more...
Twelve short stories, twelve personal narratives about the human effort to find meaning and happiness.
TO FOS STO SKOTADI (THE LIGHT IN DARKNESS), 2011
France, early 1940s. In the shadow of the Nazi occupation, an romantic triangle defies the blunt truth of the war.
Winter Pale: a British girl in occupied Paris, so much of winter in her name, so many painful memories; torn between two men with passion setting certainties and desires ablaze.
René Martin: the French Resistance fighter, impassioned, fearless and reckless, the enigma of a man who lives on the edge.
Friedrich von Stielen: the conqueror with the human face, lingering between duty and the secret call of the heart.
Three people bound to a forbidden story; there, in the City of Light, crossing lines to find their own light in the darkness...
(Retrieved from the back cover)
An older version of Winter Pale, first published in Greek.
ATHENS - BERLIN
Close your eyes and listen to Gustav Mahler's Die Zwei Blauen Augen (From Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen). The sound of the train on the tracks murmuring underneath every piece of the action, speaking about the truths one is unable to accept. A young woman in complete desperation. Her mother is dead, her father has abandoned them long ago, living with his new family in another country, an entirely new life. Where does she belong? Has he got any room for her in his world? Does she really want to be part of it? Then comes he, the passenger in the opposite seat, making everything seem so unbearably simple... Will she ever arrive in Berlin? Does she even need to any more?
The script received the 2nd award in its category
at London Greek Film Festival 2021.
THE CLAY SHOES
THROUGH THE EYES OF ANOTHER
Confined to his hospital bed due to multiple injuries, a man finds comfort in his roommate's descriptions of the outside world. Rain drops like diamonds inside the nearby pine tree; the colours of the sunset; a procession, an altar boy, an old lady with her walking cane; so much life out there makes one's eyes weary... A surprise awaits the multi-trauma man at the end of the day. Giving him the will for living which overcomes all obstacles.
THE CLAY SHOES
Corfu island, late 1950s. Maria, a ten-year-old girl, second
child in a poor farmer family, envies her sister's shoes, brand new fancy shoes which she got as a wedding present from an aunt, the well-off immigrant relative from America. Barefoot and desperate for approval, Maria devises a plan to make her own shoes out of clay and wear them at her sister's wedding.
The screenplay was nominated
for Best Short Script LGFF 2012.
Works to follow
At the pier, they're waving red carnation flowers.
We are coming back.
We were lost and we are found again;
we had died and now we live...
July 1974. The last of the seven-year-long dictatorship exiles
sail back to the port of Porto Rafti, on the east Attica coast.
Petros longs for his return, same as every one of his co-travellers.
But no one is waiting for him at the harbour.
His wife, long thinking of him to be dead,
now shares a life with his childhood best friend.
When, at a rally in the centre of Athens, his friend finds out Petros is still alive, things inevitably get complicated.
This is an ongoing project upon which I am still experimenting.
And, yes, I am fascinated by triangles. In Geometry, as well as in life...
Novel / Feature screeplay