I dreamt I was a buoy. I am swimming in the sea wanting to the lighthouse on the island. But something captivates me. Something draws me. I can not leave. I drift to the right. I drift to the left. Ships are passing by, letting their noise from them. „Take me with you!“ I am left alone in the restless sea. The waves rear up, tower up over me and tumble down. I am at the same position every time. They told me I am the safety. I don´t have to fear. I am making perils under the water visible. I just want to walk with my feet. To feel my muscles when I set to my step. Under me the ground, sand between my toes.
In the darkness, the light shines between the waves. The lighthouse is not far.
Can a place be your home, where you have to give up your dreams?
WIE BOJEN IM MEER follows a group of five women friends around thirty in Thessaloniki. As daughters of Greek immigrants in Germany, they returned to their parents’ homeland. But amidst a society that breaks apart, due to the economic crisis, their world is one of countless restrictions. Some of them leave the city, yet fail to find happiness elsewhere. Others battle personal crises and strokes of fate. Always present is the crisis and its destructive force.
The director is German-born to Greek parents. Berlin-based, she oscillates between two cultures. In intimate portraits, she tells the story of strong women and their quest to discover, who they are. And suddenly a dramatic experience situates the director in the middle of the Greek reality.
|Director||Stella Nikoletta Drossa|
|Screenplay||Irene Drossa & Stella Nikoletta Drossa|
|Film Edit||Danis Karaisaridis|
|Cinematography||Stella Nikoletta Drossa|
|Music||Achilleas Sourlas, Lars Brämer, Maria Loloni,
Stefanos Tzirtziropoulos, danis k
|Producer||Irene Drossa & Stella Nikoletta Drossa|
|Country of production||Greece, Germany|
|Language||Greek, German with English subtitles|
|World Premiere||19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival|