By Margarita MANDA

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Second film - Completed 2014

Costas and Anna are two lonely people living in Athens, a city which is dying for lack of love. They will meet at the dawn of a bright new day.

& Awards

Cairo IFF 2014
Official Competition - Winner of Silver Pyramid Award for Best Director
Rotterdam IFFR 2015
Bright Future Premieres
Istanbul IFF 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Second film, Drama
    • Countries
    • GREECE
    • Languages
    • GREEK
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 87 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Margarita MANDA
    • Writer(s)
    • Margarita MANDA
    • Producer(s)
    • Kostas KEFALAS (Faliro House), Konstantinos KONTOVRAKIS, Costas LAMPROPOULOS, Margarita MANDA
    • Synopsis
    • 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.