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FROM THE CREATORS OF
AT THE EDGE OF THE PRESENT
A CERTAIN TYPE OF FREEDOM
A SHORT FILM ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS
BASED ON AN ESSAY BY
WRITTEN, DIRECTED & PRODUCED BY
MARA KAISARI KIMON MARAGOUDAKIS
VICTORIA CUNTO ELISSAVET ANASTASAKOU
ANAHITA GUHA CHOUDHURY
and OLGA DAMANI
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In 1967, legendary Austrian pianist Paul Badura-Skoda wrote an essay entitled "Look to the Guiding Stars!". He gave an autographed copy to his friend, the Greek pianist Eva Anastasiadou-Stange. Thirty years later, in 1997, shortly before she passed away, Anastasiadou-Stange gave a copy of that essay to her student Roman Gerodimos.
Twenty years later Roman Gerodimos has created a short film based on that essay: Essence.
Essence is about harmony, diligence and beauty. It is about the struggle of the individual to create and belong in something that is bigger than the self. It is about our need to hope, believe and love.
Essence on IMDB
19 July 2018: Avant-première at the 12th Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, Salzburg, Austria
20 - 25 September 2018: Premiere (Greece) and screenings at the Katakouzenos House Museum, Athens Greece
1 - 5 October 2018: Premiere (UK) and screenings at the 2018 Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth, UK
1 - 7 October 2018: Official Selection at the 2018 Amsterdam Lift-Off Online Film Festival, The Netherlands
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
Award of Merit (Experimental), Best Shorts Awards (September 2018)
Silver Award (Best Experimental Film), Independent Shorts Awards (October 2018)
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