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Vassilis Douros, "FADING LIGHT"

Twelve year-old Christos Myrisiotis lives with his mother Eleni on a remote picturesque Aegean island. The boy has been doubly singled out by fate. He has a remarkable musical talent but at the same time is condemned to going blind as a result of a rare disease. Now an eccentric loner, Christos finds an outlet in nature and the dream world of a cave where his heightened hearing enables him to collect natural sounds which he then turns to musical compositions for his violin. His only friends are his classmate Angeliki and the old lighthouse keeper Soursoumis who teaches him not only the violin but also about life in general. Everything changes when the new schoolteacher Maria arrives on the island. She develops a great interest in Christos' exceptional abilities even though he keeps on being indifferent to school. On her own initiative Maria ensures his participation in a music contest. Christos' traumatic family and personal experiences cause him to mature as an artist. The future belongs to him, as long as he admits it and forges ahead, breaking his social isolation. "I'll see through my music..."

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, 2000, screening
  • Best Set Design Award, Festival Del Cinema Europeo, Lecce, 2001
  • Best Set Design Award, Golden Knight International Film Festival, 2001
  • Screening at the BRETIGNY IFF Festival, 2002
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 2000, competition
  • Chicago International Children's Film Festival, USA, 2000
  • Screening at the 2nd Panorama οf Contemporary Greek Cinema in Paris, 2002
  • Greek Film Festival (Antipodes,) Australia, 2006, screening
  • Greek Film Festival, Vancouver, 2007, screening
  • Cinema Week, Strasburg, 2008, screening
  • Cine Odyssee, Strasbourg, 2008, screening
  • Week of Greek Cinema, 2008, Bulgaria, screening
  • San Francisco Greek Film Festival, USA, 2012, screening

CREDITS

Directed byVassilis Douros
ScreenplayDespina Tomazani
CinematographyYannis Drakoularakos
MusicDimitris Papadimitriou
EditingYannis Tsitsopoulos
Sets / CostumesAnastasia Arseni
Sound RecordingDinos Kittou
CastAlekos Alexandrakis, Vicky Volioti, Vladimir Golosinsky, Elissavet Naslidou, Dimitris Mavropoulos, Babis Hadjidakis, Stella Yianni
Production ManagerNikos Lambropoulos
Executive ProducerCostas Labropoulos
ProductionAttica SA
 
Theater ReleaseDecember 15, 2000
 
2000, 35mm, color, 95', Dolby Digital