Ὀδυσσεύς - Ianula Petrenko / by Emma Barnaby

"Odýsseia. The journey of Odysseus as an allegory to search for the meaning of life. The searching for the meaning of life exaggerated to one day of life of one person while showing sin and redemption. One by one, lesson by lesson. 

First and foremost i'd like to say that I haven't planned it. I wanted to create a film - allegory to Homer's Odyssey trough the point of view of one girl, therefore I asked my friend Alice to act and we started filming. Few weeks after I found myself being an onlooker of her own small drama. Her relationships with boyfriend suddenly became more interesting for me. Today, when I was finishing editing, I realized that nothing but small camera could be better for making documentaries. I am glad I changed the main theme of my story also because it more appears to the main theme of the brief. Small tragedies-that's what interest me in society more than anything else.

"Ὀδυσσεύς" is a one day in the life of one girl. Dream, than waking up, despute with the boyfriend, after - an attempt to forget that scene. After all - the inevitability of return. Small drama, which happens to everyone, however it's almost unseen. That is what her dream (which opens the film) telling us about."