ARIA / APIA

A film by: Myrsini Aristidou

Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy’s local kebab place is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. When he nally arrives, it is not to go for a drive; on the contrary, he con des in her the care of a young Chinese immigrant who speaks neither Greek nor English.

Country: Cyprus, France
Length: 13’35″
Completion: 09/2017
Genre: fiction
Themes: Drama, Youth, Migration, Family
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Greek
Subtitles: English, French, Italian

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Festivals:

  • Venice International Film Festival, Italy (30 August – 9 September, 2017)
    Orrizonti
  • Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland (14 – 24 September, 2017)
    Emerging Talents
  • Philadelphia Film Festival, United States (19 – 28 October, 2017)
    Official Competition
  • Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden (8 – 19 November, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia (10 – 18 November, 2017)
    Out of Competition: Venice International Film Festival spotlight
  • International Short Film Festival Leuven, Belgium (2 – 9 December, 2017)
    European Competition
  • Sundance Film Festival, United States (18 – 28 January, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  • Trieste Film Festival, Italy (19 – 28 January, 2018)
    Short Film Competition
  • Sharm El Sheikh Film Festival, Egypt (3 – 9 March, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Tampere Film Festival, Finland (7 – 11, March 2018)
    International Competition
  • Akbank Short Film Festival, Turkey (19 – 29 March, 2018)
    International Competition

Director: Myrsini Aristidou
Screenplay: Myrsini Aristidou
Producer: Myrsini Aristidou, Robin Robles
Line Producer: Etienne Larragueta
Sound Editor: Clément Badin, Xavier Thieulin
Cinematographer: Federico Martin Cesca
Sound Operator: Vangelis Zelkas
Sound Mixer: Xavier Thieulin
Composer: Leonardo Heiblum
Editor: Myrsini Aristidou, Alexandre Donot
Production Designer: Michalis Samiotis
Cast: Chrysa Platsatoura, Yiannis Stankoglou, Audrey Giacomini, Takis Spyridakis