The giraffe is the animal with the biggest heart; its heartbeat is able to dominate the surrounding world. But in the summertime, when the temperature is at its hottest, the other animals are no longer able to hear it, and chaos ensues. The search for this fundamental sound opens the door to the unusual, the unfamiliar. Even for humans, solitary creatures moving in the urban jungle of Athens, and this sparks unexpected encounters.
Kostantina Kotzamani (Komotini, Greece, 1983) first studied pharmacy and later film at the Fine Arts faculty of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She participated at the talent campuses of the Berlinale and the Sarajevo Film Festival, and later began making shorts, which have been presented with success at festivals throughout the world.
Pigs (cm, 2011), Zodiac (cm, 2012), Arundel (cm, 2012), Morning Prayers (cm, 2013), Washingtonia (cm, 2014).
“I gave this strange new name to Athens. I called Athens Washingtonia as a no-land tropical city where people are mixed with animals. Once we started searching for the locations I had a very strong dream. I dreamt of a giraffe trying to enter my house windows with her long neck. The next day I went to the zoo of Athens […]. There I read that the giraffe is the animal with the biggest heart. Then I realized that my film is actually about that. About the big and the small hearts. It is actually about love.”
Giorgos Karvelas, Giannis Kanakis
Mamadou Diallo, Eutychia Stefanidou, Katerina Iliadi, Nikos Christofidis, Iraklis Nousas, Spyros Spyrou, Sally «black out»
Artemis Pattakou, Giorgos Zois
Greek Film Center