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Margarita Manda, "FOR EVER"

Two people, alone in a desolate city. Costas and Anna in 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.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2014, screening
  • Cairo International Film Festival, 2014, Egypt:
    • Silver Pyramid (Best Director award)
  • Rotterdam International Film Festival, Holland, 2014, screening (section: Bright Future)
  • Hellenic Film Academy, Greece, 2015:
    • Best Photography Award (Costis Ghikas)

CREDITS

Directed byMargarita Manda
ScreenplayMargarita Manda
CinematographyCostis Gikas
Sound RecordingNikos Papadimitriou
Art DirectionMargarita Manda
SetsKaterina Angelopoulou
CostumesTriada Papadaki
EditingAggela Despotidou
CastAnna Mascha, Costas Filippoglou
Executive ProducerChristos V. Konstantakopoulos
ProductionFaliro House Productions
Co-producersCL Productions, Greek Film Centre
ProducersCostas Labropoulos, Konstantinos Kontovrakis, Costas Kephalas, Margarita Manda
Development supportedMEDIA Programme
 
Theater ReleaseJanuary 29, 2015
 
2014, DCP, color, 87', Dolby Surround