Four Dimensions and One Lamp

One lamp, one journalist, a cave, an attic, a museum, one lion, three days, four dimensions, ten children, some fairies, a few kilometers and a hundred corrugated cardboards. Through the challenge of creating a luminaire, two aspiring architects present the process of architectural creation; inspiration, composition, construction.

  • Thanasis Neofotistos
  • Thanasis Neofotistos
  • ERT S.A. Public TV Greece
  • Ioanna Kazelidou
    Key Cast
  • Anna Marouli
    Key Cast
  • Konstantina Koutsonasiou
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 4, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • NATIONAL: Official Selection at the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
    March 4, 2017
    National Premiere - No International
Distribution Information
  • ERT S.A. TV Piblic Greek
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Thanasis Neofotistos

Thanasis Neofotistos is a Film Director, Writer & Architect from Athens Greece. Berlinale Talents 2016 alumnus. He initially studied Architecture (M.A./DUTh) and afterwards continued by studying Film Directing (B.A./QMU-AMC) and Acting (AKMI). One of his characteristic assets, Scenography/Art Direction, is an influence from his studies. ‘PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer’, was his dissertation and has already been selected by several important International Film Festivals (21stEncounters, 26thSaoPaulo, 23rdRaindance, 35thMunich, and 60 more IFF) and won the 1st prize (Golden Dionysus Award) at the 37th Drama ISFF, as well as other significant distinctions (Best Sound, Photography, Golden Odysseus, Nomination at GFA, etc). His documentary called ‘POGONISKOS’ won the Best Documentary Award at the 38th Drama ISFF. His next short film project, called ‘PATISION AVENUE’, has already participated in NisiMasa ESP2016. Over the last years, he works on matters concerning Greek Art Public Schools. He is member of the Greek Director Guild (EES) & Film Directors/Producers Guild of Greece (ESPEK). He has already been 1st AD in two feature films, and now he is in the development stage of his first-debut feature film, which he envisions as a dark, coming-of-age, folktale, 'PETER AND THE WOLF'; the film project has already been selected, amongst other, at First Films First SEDA 2017, MFI 2016 and Sarajevo Script Station .

► FOUR DIMENSIONS AND ONE LAMP (Documentary-2017-30')
► POGONISKOS (Documentary-2015-11')
► PROSEFHI: Greek School Prayer (Fiction-2014-20')
► THE SUN AND THE WIND (Experimental-2013-10')
► VIGNIETTES OF LOVE (ShortShorts-2012-10')

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Director Statement

After winning the 1st price with PROSEFHI: GREEK SCHOOL PRAYER (20', 2014, Golden Dionysus, 37th Drama Festival) and the award-winning POGONISKOS (10', 2015, Best Documentary, 38th Drama Festival), the new short documentary, by film director and architect Thanasis Neofotistos, FOUR DIMENSIONS AND LAMP (30', 2017), presents two young aspiring architects, who form the group "Four-Dimensions", Joanna Kazelidou and Anna Marouli. Borrowing elements from the kind of mockumentary, Thanasis Neofotistos chooses not to focus on a classical structure by quoting information through interviews. Instead, through setting a meeting of a journalist (actually the actor Konstantina Koutsonasiou) with the architecture team members, he focuses on an ongoing project, namely the design and construction of a luminaire. This condition allows him to follow the architects as they seek inspiration by visiting a cave or through the creative game with a group of children, while allowing the viewer to identify with the group members. The documentary reveals the process of architectural creation, turning the understanding of what it means for someone to practice architecture in Athens today into a vivid experience.