Athinai / Αθήναι
(Documentary, Greece, 1995, 36’, C, Fr ST)
by Eva Stefani
A documentary shot in the central Athens railway station, over four weeks, during the summer of 1995. The subject of the film is the people that hang around in the station at night: soldiers, the homeless, poets, sport-fans and migrants that have just arrived in the country. Adopting the timeline of a night, the film records the atmosphere and the relations that arise from the coexistence of such diverse world.
“I’m moved by all kinds of people, and the reasons why are not always apparent. It is not clear what attracts us to others. Perhaps the only obvious explanation why these people move me is that I have also lived “on the brink” (in the sense that each one of us gives) during different periods of my life.” Eva Stefani, grecehebdo.gr, February 2019