• Light Falls Vertical

    Light Falls Vertical



  • Light Falls Vertical

    Light Falls Vertical



  • Light Falls Vertical

    Light Falls Vertical



  • Light Falls Vertical

    Light Falls Vertical



  • Light Falls Vertical

    Light Falls Vertical



  • Light Falls Vertical

    Light Falls Vertical



Light Falls Vertical

a film by Efthymia Zymvragaki

Light Falls Vertical

Spain, Germany | 2022 | 83:00 min

Original Title:
ARE LA ILUM CAU VERTICAL

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
When filmmaker Efthymia Zymvragaki fled her native island of Crete as a young adult, she hoped to leave her violent childhood behind her. But in Spain, her memories are reawakened when a man asks her to make a film about him and his violence.
The encounters with Ernesto and his alter ego Juan, the candid conversations about the violent acts he has committed and the scenes in which he or actors reenact parts of his autobiography offer unprecedented insight into the nature of a perpetrator – in this case, one who is painfully self-aware. At the same time, the filmmaker relives her own past.
The calm, almost whispered commentary and the poetic, cinematic shots of sun-drenched landscapes, details of flowers and the sea – in which Zymvragaki’s father was eventually to die – leave room for your own contemplations. As well as the impact and causes of violence, the film also deals with identity and the longing for a home. [35 IDFA]
Festivals/Awards
2022
35 IDFA
Cast and Crew
  • Director Efthymia Zymvragaki
  • Director of Photography Efthymia Zymvragaki
  • Editor Tin Dirdamal
  • Sound Pablo Cosco, Anna M. Bofarull
  • Sound Design Bojan Palikuca
  • Score Giorgos Xylouris
Original Languages

Spanish

English

Greek

Catalan

Co-Production Company
ThurnFilm GmbH
Germany
www.thurnfilm.de
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