Kyros Papavassiliou – Filmmaker – Impressions of a drowned man
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews filmmaker Kyros Papavassiliou, whose film “Impressions of a Drowned Man” had its world premiere at the 44th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam in the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition. He tells us a little bit about what makes the poet Kostas Karyotakis so influential and such a fascinating subject as the central character of his film. We also talk about how he constructed the story and tried to channel the poet’s spirit as well as portraying his message as relevant in today’s world as it was back when it was written – and thus, he also explains his views on what importance art in general holds in modern culture and whether it is more or less than it was back in Karyotakis’ times.
Plot: “Impressions of a Drowned Man” is the story of a man who doesn’t know who he is meets his former love. She tells him he is a famous poet, Kostas Karyotakis, who killed himself in 1928. Every year he returns on the anniversary of his death. A day that has taken place many, many times before plays out again. Will Kostas again make the same decisions?