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Original title: Riviera
Participated in: MIDPOINT Feature Launch 2019
Alkistis (17) - an obsessed with the past teenage girl – is refusing to move on with her life after her mother decides to sell their family home on the Athens Riviera. They have been running it together as a hostel since the untimely death of the father 8 years ago. During these last summer holidays, before her exam results are out, she finds refuge in an impasse relationship with an older local tourist, math teacher Makis (32), which spirals into a dangerous obsession only to reach a new point of total solitude. She realizes that nobody can escape the “Riviera” and that palm trees don’t actually live forever. In the end, the daughter and mother overcome an idealized past that is no longer possible.