In early 1950s Athens, Antonis, an idealist and well-respected Master shadow player, witnesses the end of an era and the gradual, yet, inevitable demise of his once popular art. Without a doubt, all of his dedication and the forty long years of hard work animating the elaborately crafted leather figures, are about to perish as the winds of change with the coming of the imported menace of the cinema signify that shadow theatre is becoming a dying art. As a result, in his desperate attempt to freeze time, his determination will inevitably lead to a conflict with his close environment, his younger sister Angela and his two aspiring assistants during a fluid and transitional stage in his life. In the very end, when Antonis' world crumbles like a pack of cards, against all odds, the unconventional Master will play fearlessly one last time, with a steady hand and an even steadier voice, in what would be the performance of a lifetime.Written by
The entire movie was filmed between March 19th and July 5th, 1990. See more »
When the tree is set ablaze, its birds all flee, but its shadow faithfully burns from its nest. You endowed the shadow with a voice so it could laugh and cry, but its deepest secret won't be confided not even to you, no, it won't ever...
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