Moon, 66 Questions

When a grave illness strikes down her father Paris, Artemis decides to return home to Greece after an absence of some years. Being the sole child of divorced parents, she is the only one who can look after Paris, who requires daily care. Father and daughter embark on a journey into knowledge and revelation, which heralds a new beginning for their relationship.
After a series of surprising short films, Moon, 66 Questions is the long-awaited feature debut of Jacqueline Lentzou. It initially defines itself as “a film about flow, movement and love (and lack of them)”. Delineating a psychoanalytical portrait, the film accompanies the flow of the unconscious, vivifies the grey areas of family life and restores the love between Paris and Artemis. The road is long and hard, taking in Paris’ old home movies as well as the journal Artemis keeps: writing is the only escape. It is all part of the journey she takes to bring her body closer to that of her ailing father. The structure of this beautiful, touching film is rather like the astral patterns of tarot cards: for a few moments, the sun and the moon converge and even touch in a mutual, caring embrace – just like the one between Paris and Artemis.
by Jacqueline Lentzou
with Sofia Kokkali, Lazaros Georgakopoulos
Greece / France 2021 Greek,  Subtitles: English 108’ Colour

With

  • Sofia Kokkali (Artemis)
  • Lazaros Georgakopoulos (Paris)

Crew

Written and Directed byJacqueline Lentzou
CinematographyKonstantinos Koukoulios
EditingSmaro Papaevangelou
MusicDelphine Malaussena
SoundDimitris Kanellopoulos, Leandros Ntounis, Julien Perez
Production DesignStavros Liokalos
CostumesEva Goulakou
ProducerFenia Cossovitsa
Co-ProducersHédi Zardi, Fiorella Moretti
Co-ProductionLuxbox, Paris

Produced by

Blonde S.A.

Chalandri, Greece

+30 210 6080650

www.blonde.gr www.blonde.gr

World sales

Luxbox

Paris, France

+33 6 64461011

www.luxboxfilms.com www.luxboxfilms.com

Jacqueline Lentzou

Born in Athens, Greece in 1989, she graduated with distinction from the London Film School. Her short film Hiwa screened in the 2017 Berlinale Shorts. Her other shorts have been selected by festivals including Locarno, Toronto and Cannes, where she won the Leica Cine Discovery Award with Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year. Her work explores non-traditional family models, loneliness, duality and oneness, love and the lack of it, using image associations, dreams and intuition to discover poetry in seemingly mundane situations. Moon, 66 Questions is her debut feature film.

Filmography (short films)

2014 Thirteen Blue; short film 2016 Fox; short film 2017 Hiwa; short film 2018 Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year; short film 2020 The End of Suffering; short film 2021 Moon, 66 Questions

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2021

Dates

Tue Jun 15 22:15

ARTE Sommerkino Kulturforum

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Wed Jun 16 22:00

Frischluftkino@Studentendorf

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