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Wednesday, 11/18/2015

Meet the Filmmakers: ARCHIPELAGOS, NAKED GRANITES

Interview with director Daphné Hérétakis

Meet the Filmmakers: ARCHIPELAGOS, NAKED GRANITES

Director Daphné Hérétakis

 

What is the teaser text for your film ARCHIPELAGOS, NAKED GRANITES?

A film diary that takes the form of «an experimental teen movie» shot in the streets of Athens.

What is the original idea of your film – how did it all start?

It started with the question: what do people do in order to survive day by day? The diary entries are not mine but the ones of a dear friend who kept them for the film. When she sent me her diary, after I had finished shooting, it really came as a surprise. I was impressed to see that we were experiencing the same feelings and difficulties. In a way, we were not alone.


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Behind the Scenes: ARCHIPELAGOS, NAKED GRANITES

What was your highlight during the process of filmmaking?

The highlight were definitely the interviews with the people in the streets, their answers were so spontanuous as well as quite profound at the same time. But also the final dance scene. We shot it on the first of january in only one take and it felt like a strange vision of our reality, exactly the same but also a bit «off», which was interesting.

If you weren't a filmmaker, you'd be…?

Maybe a seamstress. Constructing, deconstructing, sewing… feels just like editing or making a film but in such a concrete way. You can wear what you’ve made and watch it get old, or even give it away to someone you’ve just met!


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Scene from ARCHIPELAGOS, NAKED GRANITES

 

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