Light Falls Vertical
When director Efi Zymvragaki left the island where she was born, it wasn’t a departure, it was an escape. Years later she arrives on another island, a barren place that feels strangely familiar. She has come here for an encounter with a man who says he is willing to expose the violence he carries within. Efi tries to get closer to the harmful, desperate man, but realizes that he also holds the key to her deepest fears, echoing in the violence of her past. Now, his story will forever be entangled with hers.
Efthymia Zymvragaki got her Master's Degree in Artistic Productions and Research at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona and trained as a photographer at the Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya. From the University of Crete, Greece, she got a degree in Psychology. She is an alumna of IDFAcademy 2020; Circle - Women's Doc Accelerator 2020; Acció producció - Dones Visuals 2021; LIM Development Angels; and dok.incubator 2022. She is attracted by social and gender issues and feels close to personal and sensitive approaches to complex and lesser known realities. She seeks to explore spaces of intimacy between and within people. She worked as a co-director of photography on the documentary Serás hombre by Isabel de Ocampo (2018) and was the DOP of the feature film Rocco tiene tu nombre by Angelo Orlando (2015). In 2015 she directed the documentary short Refrán. Light Falls Vertical is her first feature.