Alone on a rock island, suspended between dream and reality, a childlike man gradually spirals into madness, haunted by his own shadow, imprints and reflections. (Irena Joannides, Canada/Cyprus, 1999, Experimental, 10 min., 35mm | Dolby SR, color. Language: No dialogue.)
SCREENINGS & AWARDS: The film screened at over 40 festivals worldwide, including at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, at the BIG Torino Biennale as one of only 9 shorts selected from the entire world, and competed in pre-selection for the Academy Awards. It received the following awards: Special Jury Prize for an Experimental film at the 13th INT. KURZFILM-FESTIVAL CINEART (Hamburg); Best Film in 35mm at PROYECTA 2000 FESTIVAL INT. DE CINE DE CORTOMETRAJE (Spain); Best Experimental Film at ALWAYS INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL (USA); Silver Medal at 13th INT. KURZFILM-FESTIVAL CINEART (Hamburg); Second Narrative Film Award (Foreign category) at ZOIEFEST 2000 (USA); Special Commendation at CANADIAN INT. ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL (Canada); Honorable Mention at the 47th COLUMBUS INT. FILM FESTIVAL (USA).
CAST: Thanassis Drakopoulos
CREW: Producer: Paul Lee | Writer/Director: Irena Joannides | Director of Photography: Antonin Lhotsky | Editor: Josephine Massarella | Music: Savvas Savva | Sound Design: Daniel Hamood | Sound/Mix Supervisor: Daniel Pellerin
PRODUCTION COMPANIES: Imago Mundi Productions Inc, Ganymedia Inc.
FUNDING: National Filmboard of Canada, Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee, Department of Canadian Heritage.