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NA TO THIMASE

Na To Thimase (Greek for Remember This) is a short-length experimental film realised by in Athens, Greece.

Blending naturalism with surreal, at times abstract fictionalism, the film experiments with the ideas of conception and creation, combining theatrical performance with painterly imaging. It is a sensual and lyrical journey reflecting on the role of poetry, of otherness, of growth and of values, seen under the emotional perspective of a woman that brings about and at the same time partakes in a personal and shared experience of communion and growth.

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Na To Thimase (Greek for Remember This) is a short-length experimental film realised by in Athens, Greece.

Blending naturalism with surreal, at times abstract fictionalism, the film experiments with the ideas of conception and creation, combining theatrical performance with painterly imaging. It is a sensual and lyrical journey reflecting on the role of poetry, of otherness, of growth and of values, seen under the emotional perspective of a woman that brings about and at the same time partakes in a personal and shared experience of communion and growth.

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A young woman is standing in the middle of an empty, bright room.
What is she meant to do?
A young woman is standing in the middle of an empty, bright room.
What is she meant to do?

Still Frame from Na To Thimase (2020) | 2020©maschinn

Director’s
Statement

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Na To Thimase experiments with creating and presenting an all-inclusive experiential path: conceptual, poetic, aesthetic and sensual.

Pivoting on a lead female character, we are led from her original doubt through a communion, the encounter between humans and nature, and her marriage to a young girl. All these milestones along her path partake in creating a world that is entirely arbitrary; lean, precarious, charged with potential, conceived and re-conceived as we watch. A world possessing minimal, essential qualities, to shift the focus on the binary closed circuit of conceiving-experiencing.

Still Frames from Na To Thimase (2020) | 2020©maschinn

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The leader and initiator of this experience is given a voice which is simultaneously individual and collective, one and triune: it is the voice of the actresses and actors, of the makers behind the camera, and of the common spirit of understanding that unites both.

Playing with the potential of transcending the work, this multiform entity integrates the creative sources of the film into a distinct whole and bridges over to us, addressing the role of the body, of poetry and of moral and aesthetic values in our experience of subjectivity and alterity.

Still Frames from Na To Thimase (2020) | 2020©maschinn

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From the very outset our aim was to focus on creation as conception rather than manipulation. We strove to be free-form and leave room for arbitrariness. We asked: what if film wasn’t meant to describe and mould something that happens within or without itself, but to create reality?

Taking creativity as a point of departure rather than a topic, the result is an almost abstract world where surrealism and naturalism coexist; where characters seem to be in a state of deep and uncommunicable grace or anguish; where immaturity and affectation are steps of a longer journey of encounters, of sharing, of personal and communal growth.

Still Frames from Na To Thimase (2020) | 2020©maschinn

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a production

with Korina Anna Gougouli, Theresa Hoskins, Elizavet Kalodimou, Anastasis Laoulakos, Apostolos Papadimitriou, Chris Scott

Direction, Screenplay and Editing: Clemente Ciarrocca
Cinematography: Christina Moumouri
Design: Olivia Schuler-Voith
Sound: Giangiacomo Gallo
Color: Matt Johnson (HAOS Film)
Executive Producers: Clemente Ciarrocca and Olivia Schuler-Voith
Film Producer: Theo Prodromidis
Line Producer: Chrysanthi Karfi Koi (HAOS Film)

Production Services and Image Lab by HAOS Film
Realised with the generous support of Outset Contemporary Art Fund (Greece).

DCP | 5:1
Shot on Alexa XT

Currently in post production

 Na To Thimase

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