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BECAUSE HEARING IS OFTEN NOT ENOUGH

Genre:Youth film, coming of age, family, social

Year of production:2022

Language & Synopsis:Greek, Greek Sign Language, Bulgarian

When deaf teenager Valmira comes to live to her father’s island away from her special Athens school, she faces the possibility of prejudice and discrimination. Aris, a Bulgarian boy, offers to become her friend, but his status as “other” makes him unwanted company for her. Instead she mixes up with his worst enemy, xenophobe Marios. When Marios falls ill Aris does an act of profound humanity forcing Valmira to “listen” - though not necessarily with her ears - to the truth of those around her as much as of herself.

CAST
Valmira Efthalia Papacosta
Aris Dimitris Kitsos
StamosYorgos Pyrpasopoulos
Tania Yoana Bukovska Davidova
MariosNikos Koukas
HeadmistressVangelio Andreadaki
 
CREW
Writer - Director MARIA DOUZA
Director of PhotographyZAFIRIS EPAMINONDAS Gsc
Production DesignerOLGA LEONTIADOU
Sound RecordistGEORGY FILIPOV
Producer MICHAEL SARANTINOS
EditorIOANNA POGIANTZI
Costume - Main PartsAGGELIKI PANAGIOTOU
Makeup ArtistHARA MAVROFRIDES
Co producer IVAN TONEV
Project Development ProducerMARIA KONTOGIANNI
Costume B’ Parts & ExtrasANNA KARAMOUSLI
Sound Design - MixBLAGOMIR ALEXIEVMARYΙA MIHAYLOVA
Original Music & Sound ArtANNA STEREOPOULOU

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