HOLY EMY (AGIA EMY) World Cinema

HOLY EMY (AGIA EMY)

North American Premiere

Talent attending in-person screening: Araceli Lemos (Director), Ki Jin Kim (Director of Photography/Producer), Giulia Caruso (Co-writer/Producer), Calliope Andreadis (Production Designer), Joel Garber (Associate Producer).

Largely keeping to themselves after their mother is forced to leave Athens and return to the Philippines, Emy and Teresa live a simple, quiet life centered around attending mass, working in a fish market and avoiding the locals. But soon the outside world encroaches as Teresa begins seeing a Greek co-worker and Mrs. Christina, their mother’s former boss, lures Emy into working as a caregiver, a ruse to tap into Emy’s very unique, and very ancient, gifts. When Teresa’s boyfriend sees Emy crying tears of blood, she runs the risk of her abilities being exposed, sending her on a shocking trajectory in this whip-smart feature debut – a potent and visceral tale of race, class and tradition filtered through body and social horror – from filmmaker Araceli Lemos. –Malin Kan

Araceli Lemos is a Greek writer, director and editor. Her short MIGUEL ALVAREZ WEARS A WIG (2012) was screened at Tampere, Outfest and Leeds Film Festivals. She created the International Project Discovery Forum (IPDF), a development and pitching program at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival. She holds a Film Directing MFA from CalArts and is a Fulbright and Onassis Foundation Scholar.

Konstantinos Vassilaros
StudioBauhaus
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Details

Country: Greece, France, USA

Year: 2021

Director: Araceli Lemos

Screenwriters: Araceli Lemos, Giulia Caruso

Producers: Konstantinos Vassilaros, Mathieu Bompoint, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim

Executive Producer: Mattia Bogianchino

Director of Photography: Ki Jin Kim

Editors: Raphaëlle Martin-Hölger, Araceli Lemos

Production Designer: Callie Andreadis

Music: Oiseaux Tempête

Cast/Featuring: Abigael Loma, Hasmine Kilip, Angeli Bayani, Ku Aquino, Michalis Siriopoulos, Irene Inglesi

Running Time (minutes): 113

Languges: Greek, Tagalog, English

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