Athens International Film Festival

DAYS AND NIGHTS OF DIMITRA K.

30/9/2020, 19:15, TRIANON

Dimitra is a sex worker and for years president of her union. She loves her job and was once the owner of one of the oldest houses in Athens, known as “Elli’s Bordello”. The film offers a portrait of Dimitra, as the camera follows her during her daily routine, before and after the closure of her brothel, in 2014. By learning about her we are confronted with questions about desire, exploitation, the right to be different and political correctness. The film will be screened as a work in progress. Filmmakers in attendance.

After the film screening, a Q&A session will take place titled: ''Sex workers: the Greek reality''. The main participants will be the director of NGO Red Umbrella Athens, Ms. Anna Kouroupou and the National Law School lecturer/ lawyer, Mr. Vaggelis Mallios. The discussion will be coordinated by the journalist Ms. Katerina Oikonomakou.

GREECE | 2020 | COLOR | DCP | 66' | GREEK

Dimitra is a sex worker and president of her union for many years. She loves her work and had been the owner of one of the oldest brothels of Athens, known as ‘Elli’s brothel’. The film is a portrait of Dimitra, with the camera following her in her everyday life, before and after the brothel closed down in 2014. As we get to know her we are faced with questions of desire, exploitation, the right to otherness and political correctness.

The film will be screened as a work in progress.

DIRECTOR: Eva Stefani
SCREENWRITER: Eva Stefani
DoP: Eva Stefani
​EDITOR: Yiorgos Kravaritis
PRODUCER: Amanda Livanou​
PRODUCTION: Neda Film / ERT

EVA STEFANI
Director, screenwriter and photographer born in 1964. She studied Film in New York, Paris and London. She specialized in documentary. She is an associate professor at the University of Athens.

FILMOGRAPHY (SELECTED)
2020 Days and Nights of Dimitra K.
2012 Dimitris Papaioannou
2008 Bathers
2001 Acropolis



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