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,, February 2019


Eva Stefani


Eva Stefani

Director of Photography

Laurentiu Calciu

Sound design

Gideon Boulting


Paul Simon

Original Music

Paul Davies, Gagik Karagheuzian

Sound mixing

National Film and Television School (NFTS)


Ildikó Kemény


Film Author :

Eva Stefani
Eva Stefani

Eva Stefani is a Greek video artist and director. She studied Political Science in Athens, and then documentary filmmaking at the Ateliers Varan (Paris), at the Tisch School of the Arts (MA, New York University), and at the Film and Television School (London). She also obtained a doctorate in Ethnographic Cinema at Panteion University in Athens. She filmed a considerable number of short and experimental documentaries,  some of which won awards at Cinéma du Réel, the Thessaloniki Film Festival, and SEE Docs in Dubrovnik. She teaches theory and the history of cinema at the University of Athens and is a guest professor at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Days and Nights of Demetra K. is her first feature-length film.

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