SEPTEMBER

Director Penny Panayotopoulou
Script Kallia Papadaki, Penny Panayotopoulou
Camera Giorgos Michelis
Design Lilly Kentaka
Music Giorgos Zachariou
Cast: Kora Karbouni, Maria Skoula, Nikos Diamantis, Anastassis Tzertzemelis, Irine Koliakou, Christos Stergioglou
Producers Thanassis Karathanos, Penny Panayotopoulou
Producer P.P Productions, Twenty Twenty Vision

Anna lives a quiet life with her dog Manu. They are the perfect family. But one day Manu dies and her life falls apart. She buries him in the garden of the family across the street. His death and burial reignite her need to belong. She strives to communicate her pain and loneliness. She takes refuge in Sophia’s happy, bustling family. At first, she becomes an inquisitive intruder; later a parasite, asking to be loved and accepted. But unlike Manu, the family across the street does not need Anna’s affection. “September” is a quiet, almost silent film, in the same manner that seasons change and humans form ties with their pets; in the way that loneliness appears and is recognized only in the presence and existence of others. In the manner that human interaction and deep understanding are often wordless

PENNY PANAYOTOPOULOU

PENNY PANAYOTOPOULOU writer, director, producer. Born in Athens. She studied law at the University of Athens and film directing at Stavrakos Film School. She received her BA in Photography and Film from the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster). Her short films have won many awards and participated in international festivals. Her debut film “Hard Goodbyes: My Father” (2002) won the Golden Leopard for Best Actor at the Locarno Film Festival and set out for an acclaimed international career. The film received several prizes in festivals and found distribution in more than 15 countries. She has also been working freelance producing and directing documentaries for National Greek Television. “September” is her second feature film.

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