In einer futuristischen Welt, die von einer Umweltkatastrophe und einem tödlichen Virus heimgesucht wird, bringt Lina ihren infizierten Sohn Aris zu einem pensionierten Arzt, in der Hoffnung, dass er ihn heilen kann. Doch Aris‘ Infektion erweist sich als äußerst aggressiv und Linas Liebe zu ihrem Sohn wird auf die Probe gestellt, als sie beobachtet, wie er sich in ein anderes Wesen verwandelt.


Dauer: 0:17:57

Produktionsjahr: 2021

Genre: Horror, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Herkunftsland: Griechenland

Regie & Drehbuch: Pavlos Sifakis

Pavlos Sifakis

Pavlos Sifakis was born in Athens in 1986. He has a BA in Filmmaking from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MA in Screenwriting from University of the Arts London and he recently completed his PhD in Screenwriting at Bangor University Wales. In 2009, the script for his student film „What Went Wrong“ won a funding award from the Greek Film Centre. In 2009, he was also selected to participate in the „Four Corners“ Script Development Programme by MEDIA. He co-wrote the short film „Patision Avenue“ (2018) that premiered at Venice International Film Festival and won three prizes at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival. His first short film as writer-director, „Ecdysis“ was funded by the Greek Film Centre. His second short film, „Tzitzipongo“, is funded by the Greek Public Broadcaster (ERT) and will begin production in 2021. In 2020 he was selected to participate in the Talents Sarajevo Script Station programme and in the Mediterrenean Film Institute’s Script 2 Film Screenwriting Workshops with his feature project „Bloody Mary“.

Patission Avenue (2018 / co-writer)
Ecdysis (2020 / writer-director)
Summer Delight (in pre-production / writer-director)

Pavlos Sifakis

Director Statement

„Ecdysis“ (greek title: ??????) is about the eternal fight of old vs. new. It is about a desperate mother, striving to retain her teenage son before he transforms into something that she doesn’t understand and escape her completely. It is also about the looming environmental disaster threatening our planet; a horrible bequest of the old generation to the new. But underneath that, „Ecdysis“ is also about Greece. It is about its people and that ugly virus that infected us ten years ago – in the guise of a financial and social crisis – and forced us to change forever. But have we simply morphed into aggressive monsters? Or are we, perhaps, destined to always be coerced to obediently follow those in power? Or is there light at the end of the tunnel and we’ve escaped this sickness better and stronger? And what will it cost us to find the answers to these terrifying questions?