STRAY BODIES

By Elina PSYKOU

CONTRAST FILM ZÜRICH GMBH - as PROD

Documentary - Pre-Production 2021

Every year thousands of European citizens travel from one country to another evading the restrictive laws and ethics of their own countries in order to access their basic human rights. We follow four of them on their emotional and often absurd journey.

Festivals
& Awards

WEMW 2020
pitching session
    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, Road movie
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND, GREECE, ITALY, BULGARIA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, GREEK, ITALIAN, GERMAN, BULGARIAN
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Director(s)
    • Elina PSYKOU
    • Writer(s)
    • Elena PSYKOU
    • Producer(s)
    • Antigoni ROTA (Jungle Films), Ivan MADEO (CONTRAST FILM ZÜRICH GMBH), Rea APOSTOLIDES (ANEMON PRODUCTIONS), Marco VISALBERGHI (DOCLAB), Veselka KIRYAKOVA (RED CARPET)
    • Synopsis
    • STRAY BODIES follows simultaneously a young student who travels from Malta to Italy to have an abortion, a single 40 years old woman from Italy that reaches a well-known fertilization clinic in Greece, an old man who travels from Greece to Bulgaria to find out how to have access to cremation, and a couple traveling from Bulgaria to Switzerland to meet Dignitas, an association that assists them with accompanied suicide.
      Like Stray Bodies, they travel by boat, car, airplane and train, dizzily crossing borders, highways, tolls, airports, harbors and train stations, on a harrowing yet surreal journey, all searching for answers to existential questions about life and death.
      As the characters of this road movie cross their countries’ borders, they come together in a cinematic trip through Europe about issues of vital importance: what rights do we have on ourselves and other people’s bodies?
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Oct 01, 2020
    • End of shooting
    • Mar 31, 2021