Moon 66, Questions
When her father is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Artemis is forced to retur...
8:15pm - 10:15pm
When her father is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, Artemis is forced to return home to Greece. At the hospital, she greets him by his first name, which tells you everything you need to know about just how estranged they’ve become. As her father is unable to move on his own and barely able to speak, she’s burdened with the task of taking care of him while untangling her own feelings about their relationship. In quiet moments, Artemis play-acts her father, re-hashing harsh conversations in an attempt to try and understand how they got here. It’s only when an unexpected revelation smacks her on the forehead that she begins to see his bitter life in a new light.
With this debut feature, Director Jacqueline Lentzou softly announces herself as a new cinematic voice, brushing up against the experimental to introduce us to fresh new ways of examining a character’s inner self. Like the agony her father experiences learning to control his body every day, Artemis’ stay becomes a slow, awkward process of therapy. The more we see, watching their intimate moments together, the more desperate we grow for her to be embraced by him – trembling in his arms, however weak they may be. — Ammar Keshodia
Sample the flavours of Greece provided by Ithaka Greek restaurant at this in-person screening
780 Yates Street Victoria BC
Open / Operational