Ara la llum cau vertical

Light Falls Vertical

When filmmaker Efthymia Zymvragaki fled her native island of Crete, 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. 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 leave room for your own contemplations. (IDFA)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Ara la llum cau vertical (Light Falls Vertical, 2022, doc)
Competition Documentary 2023
Efthymia Zymvragaki
Spain / Germany / Italy / Netherlands 2022
85 minutes
Spanish / Catalan / Greek / English
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Efthymia Zymvragaki
Cinematography Efthymia Zymvragaki
Editing Tin Dirdamal
Sound/Sounddesign Tin Dirdamal, Bojan Palikuća
Music George Xylouris
With Irene Espejo, David González Pérez, Tony Martínez
Producer(s) Angelo Orlando, Efthymia Zymvragaki, Anna M. Bofarull, Patricia Sánchez Mora, Valentin Thurn, Maurizio Santarelli, Iris Lammertsma
Gris Medio, KaBoGa art & films, ThurnFilm, Eur Film, Witfilm
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere

Trigger Warning: Mention of domestic violence