War and War

War and War

Directed by Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis

  • Greece;
  • Genre: Drama

  • UNBUILT LIGHT, ASTROMETAL previous works of director Efthimis Kosemund Sanidis, available for screening on Festival Scope


Ilias, a sworn soldier, a man of duty, has just returned in Athens from an ongoing, raging war in Indonesia to attend the military memorial service in honour of his recently deceased father, Achilleas, a high ranked military officer himself. Father and son had a troubled relationship which they never got the chance to resolve. Not that Ilias wanted to either. The memorial ceremony, that he himself has dutifully and meticulously organized, is meant more as a means of quieting down certain rumours surrounding his father’ s reputation rather than out of respect to his memory. However, that night, nothing goes as planned and when Ilias is handed with a phone number leading to a rental room site, a mysterious trace of his father, which he dials, he is more stirred than he would admit.

Director's Statement

“War is the father and king of all”, ON NATURE, Heraclitus.

In a world of endless cruelty and furious beauty, I feel nostalgic for a world I have never experienced or ever known existed. Ilias shares this sense of unrooting, struggling to connect with his past and future, not really having got to know his father, clinging on a convenient narrative that is soon to be irreversibly scarred. Set in the background of a fictional war, the story unravels around a character in search of a certain utopia.



    Yorgos Tsourgiannis