To Vancouver

Vancouver
Abracadabra, the coin is gone. Abracadabra, there it is again. The second part is the tricky one. Things have a way of vanishing on their own – just like the local industry and the jobs on the Greek island of Euboea. If Vicky could magically bring those back, her big brother Yorgos would not have to disappear. For one entire day, she never leaves his side, faintly hoping to still find the right magic spell.
by Artemis Anastasiadou
with Margianna Karvouniari, Vassilis Koutsogiannis, Aliki Vavouli, Nicholas Krokos
Greece 2021 Greek 24’ Colour recommendation: 13 years and up

With

  • Margianna Karvouniari (Vicky)
  • Vassilis Koutsogiannis (Yorgos)
  • Aliki Vavouli (Mother)
  • Nicholas Krokos (Nicholas)

Crew

Written and Directed byArtemis Anastasiadou
CinematographySerafin Spitzer
EditingSpiros Kokkas
MusicChristos Barbas
Sound DesignPersefoni Miliou, Vangelis Fampas
Production DesignMaria Eva Mavridou
CostumesKonstantina Mardiki
CastingArtemis Anastasiadou, Kakia Kalantzidou
Assistant DirectorNikoleta Leousi
Production ManagerYorgos Paterakis
ProducerVangelis Fampas
Executive ProducerMichael Mavrikios

Produced by

Massive Productions

Artemis Anastasiadou

The screenwriter and director was born in Thessaloniki, Greece in 1978. She studied drama and theatre arts at the city’s Aristotle University and film directing at the University of Texas in Austin. Her work focuses on female character studies and explores their hidden emotional landscapes and diverse forms of violence. Her short film Calling was selected for the 2018 Texas Filmmakers’ Showcase; I Am Mackenzie won the Texas Shorts Jury Award at the 2019 SXSW. To Vancouver is her first film set in her Greek homeland.

Filmography (short films)

2016 Into the Fields 2017 Calling 2019 I Am Mackenzie 2021 To Vancouver

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022