Greece, 2019, 100 min, West Coast Premiere
Following financial ruin, thirty-something bachelor Aris moves into his late grandfather’s house, Aristides, a Greek Army veteran. As Aris reunites with old friends, life in conservative Papagou, the suburb of Army Generals, turns into a wishful new beginning. While rebooting his business and settling in, he inadvertently steps into his grandfather’s “slippers” and old family secrets. Through remodeling the family hero, Aris eventually reinvents himself.
Zacharias Mavroides studied Architecture in Thessaloniki, theater in RESAD, Madrid, filmmaking in NYC, Athens, and scriptwriting in EICTV, Cuba. He has participated in both the Berlinale and the Sarajevo Talent Campus. He has worked as director and scriptwriter for film and TV. His debut feature comedy THE GUIDE (2011) screened in more than 30 film festivals. His documentary ACROSS HER BODY (2018) premiered in the International Competition of Thessaloniki Doc FF and is currently in distribution. He teaches scriptwriting in SAE Athens.
- 2019, Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Audience Award for the International Competitive sections & the Youth Jury Award for Feature Film