Sarcastic comedy
DIRECTOR: Tassos Boulmetis
CAST: Yiannis Niarros, Themis Panou, Maria Kallimani, Taxiarhis Hanos, Argyris Xafis, Errikos Litsis, Omiros Poulakis, Chara Mata Giannatou, Dimitris Imellos, Panagos Ioakeim, Melissanthi Mahut, Christina Mitropoulou, Zozo Sapountzaki, Titika Sarigouli, Foivos Tarabikos, Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos, Giorgos Vourdamis
M18 | 2016 | 99 min | Greek with English subtitles | Preceded by student short film 'MOTHER'

16 May 2021



In the early 1970s, with Greece under the rule of a military junta, pre-teen Stavros discovers a strange accompaniment to the awakening of Eros: he subverts the meanings of classical myths, creating strange physical symptoms in those around him. Stavros’ conservative parents, perplexed and flustered, take him from specialist to specialist. Diagnoses vary, until a fortune-teller deems that the boy is victim of a rare, ancient disease, which exhibits himself when he is in love. After the collapse of the junta, as Stavros meets the toils of love and politics in university, the influence of his strange affliction extends from his immediate environment into the political arena.
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