On Tuesday 21 March at 19:00 and on Wednesday 22 March at 21:00 the film Forever (Greece, 2014, colour, 87 min) by Margarita Manda will be screened in cinema Utopia in the original Greek version with English subtitles. The film is not suitable for children.
An ode to cinema as a sensation. A train thunders through a tunnel, seagulls screech above the water. An empty station, a bleak harbour and two lonely souls in a grey town. He’s an engine driver, she sells tickets for the ferry. He sees her every day in his train and is secretly in love. Is there hope for love in Athens?
About the director
Born in Athens, she studied Political Sciences and French Literature at the Capodistrian University of Athens and Film Direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. She has worked as Assistant Director for many Greek filmmakers. She assisted Theo Angelopoulos on the films: Ulysses’ Gaze, Eternity and a Day, The Weeping Meadow, The Dust of Time.
She has written and directed feature and short fiction films, medium- and feature-length documentaries, videos for stage productions, and corporate videos. She collaborated with renowned photographer Josef Koudelka and wrote for his book Periplanissis: Following Ulysses’ Gaze (Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 1995), as well as for the exhibition Periplus: 12 Magnum Photographers in Contemporary Greece (Benaki Museum, June 2004).