Εvridiki’s case

Director: Freddy Vianellis
Running time: 74 ’ - Greece, 2009

Director’s Bio
 

Freddy Vianellis started working in cinema in 1975 in Greek and International productions as assistant director to Peter Brook, Jian Troell, Terence Yang, among others. In 1980 he finishes his first short film “On the road” and then starts collaborating in scripts, productions and films.



Contact Director
 
FREDDY VIANELLIS
73, K. PALAIOLOGOU STREET
CHALANDRI ATHENS 15232
Tel: +302106846398
E-mail: freddy@modianotv.com


Filmography
 
2009 Evridiki’s Case
2005 The line and the Square
2003 Timescapes
2002 Reflection on a role
1991 Oneiro II
1987 Images of correspondence
1988 A train from the sea
Written, Directed: Freddy Vianellis  
Produced: MODIANO AE  
Director of Photography, Sound: Dimitris Papadopoulos  
Editing: Panagiotis Ginis  
Original Music: Vanias Apergis  
Sound Editing: Dimitris Pliagos, Kostas Exarheas  

 

 


Synopsis
 

A film about the triumph of will power.
After 7 years of heroin addiction, Evridiki doesn’t waste her life anymore and manages to fathom her dysfunctional family.
The film is based on the theatrical play “The Case of Evridiki” and tells the story of a girl who was bound to the world of drugs for 13 years, experienced affliction in all its magnitude and eventually was treated through psychotherapy and started all over again.

The film weaves around 4 cinematic themes/axes: Evridiki’s personal statement, the staging and development of the theatrical play, the “everyday reality of drugs” in contemporary Athens and the “normal upbringing of 5 girls” between the ages of 3 and 16 which directly clashes with Evridiki’s childhood years.



Director’s Statement
 

The first reason that urged me to make this film is my personal awe for the power of will.
Evridiki reaches rock bottom through her drug addiction, but her will to live, helps her stand on her feet again and understand the reason behind her complete collapse. The second reason was that I could shoot this film “directly” with a few controlled means. The third reason is that the film’s theme, which is very dear to me, deals with “life vs art”, utilizing both theatre & filmmaking to unfold Evridiki’s struggle. Based on the play by Olia Lazaridou, I wanted to cinematically approach the struggle of this young girl, split between willpower and addiction, as well as her therapist’s catalytic role in helping her confront her past fears and demons.