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Poster of the film

Monika Baxevani, "THE DRESS"

1957, Drapetsona, a working-class suburb of Piraeus. Katy feels stifled by her futile, enervating and almost ridiculous day-to-day life. An old dress becomes the pretext for the young girl to attempt what her mother dared not: to claim the right to living and not merely existing, or at least a simple stroll in the port.


  • First Prize for Best Short Film, Grand Prix, Hellenic National Film Awards at International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, Greece, 2001
  • Received the following awards at the International Short Film Festival of Drama, Greece, 2001:
    • Best Female Director
    • Best Costumes
    • Best Music
    • Special Award for Photography
  • Best Music Award, ANGERS, International Short Film Festival (Premier Plan), France, 2002
  • Diploma of Merit, TAMPERE, International Short Film Festival, Finland, 2002
  • First Prize for Best Short Film, AJIJIC, International Film Festival, Mexico, 2002
  • Third Prize for Best Short Fiction Film, Festival of Festivals, Palm Springs, USA, 2002
  • Mention, International Short Film Festival, CLERMONT-FERRAND, France, 2002
  • The film also received recognition as follows:
    • BREST, Short Film Festival, Official Entry, France, 2001
    • ISTANBUL, International Short Film Festival, Official Entry, Turkey, 2002
    • TORONTO, Worldwide Short Film Festival, Official Entry, Canada, 2002
    • DRESDEN, International Short Film Festival, Special Program, Germany, 2002
    • LA ROCHELLE, Film Festival, Special Program, France, 2002
    • CINESSONNE, European Film Festival, Official Entry, France, 2002
    • Acquisition of TV Rights for France and Germany by ARTE, 2002
  • FANTASPORTO – Festival International De Cinema De Porto, 2007, screening


Directed byMonika Baxevani
ScreenplayMonika Baxevani
CinematographyAkis Zorbas
MusicDimitris Theocharis
EditingGiorgos Triantafillou
Sets / CostumesKiki Miliou
Sound RecordingDimitris Kanellopoulos
CastZoi Mavroudi, Maria Kechagioglou, Katia Vlachou, Giorgos Kovaios, Costis Malkotsis, Andria Rapti
ProducerCostas Lambropoulos
ProductionCL Productions, Greek Film Centre
2001, 35mm, B/W, 34', Dolby Digital