Experiencing Interruptions?


Two people are feasting. They are discommoded by flies. Time draws to a close. The rude awakening occurs when they realise where they are currently standing.

  • Nadia Zygouri
  • Aris Pavlidis
  • Aris Pavlidis
  • Nadia Zygouri
  • Evi Andreadi, Aris Pavlidis, Nadia Zygouri
  • Nefeli Maistrali
    Key Cast
  • Giorgos Kissandrakis
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
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    16:9 & 2:35
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  • Arte Non Stop Festival
    Buenos Aires
    September 17, 2016
    South American Premiere
    Art Direction Award
  • Mediterranean Film Festival
    December 17, 2016
    Italy Premiere
    Jury Mention Award
  • Athens International Digital Film Festival
    February 3, 2017
    Greece Premiere
    Best Film Award - Experimental
  • Fiction Film Festival Vagelis Kotronis
    March 18, 2017
    Art Direction Award
  • Third Culture Film Festival
    Hong Kong
    April 22, 2017
    China Premiere
    3 Official Nominations: Best Costume Design, Outliers Award, Best Production Design
  • Nida Short Film Festival
    August 20, 2016
    World Premiere
Director Biography - Nadia Zygouri, Aris Pavlidis

Nadia Zygouri was born in Lamia, Greece, the year 1989. In 2007 she began her studies in the “National and Capodistrian University of Athens”, in the department of economics. Soon after, she dropped college to study cinematography in “Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos” and the Digital Film Making department of SAE Athens. Furthermore, Nadia attends the department of Art Installation of the Laboratory Scenography of Athens (LSA), as well as the Video AG program of Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg. As a director, her primary quality, she produces commercial spots, theatrical trailers, art projects and music videos, while at the same time working as art director in both the film making and commercial industry. In 2010, Nadia founds her own theatre group, called “EMET”, which acted and performed in many artspaces of Athens. In 2014’s “Athens International Film Festival Opening Nights”, she acted as president of the Jury, which selected, among others, the golden Athena award for best film winner. After graduating SAE Athens in 2015, Nadia became a member of a major Greek company in the field of commercial and music video production, called “White Room”, handling both native and American collaborations. On her personal line of work, Nadia has directed the short film, “Flies”, while at the moment she is finishing production of her first long film, titled “Marionettes – the Rehearsal”.

Aris Pavlidis mainly works as a Location Sound Recordist on films and documentaries while the last few years is also working as a cinematographer and director on various projects. He has an MSc in Acoustics and Music Technology (University of Edinburgh, 2011) and also has graduated from SAE Athens in Digital Film Making with full schoolarship in 2015.“Flies”, is his first short film as a director and now he is making his second short documentary. Some special collaborations are with HBO Europe, Anemon Productions, OTE TV, Andrea Segre, Luca Bigazzi (La Grande Bellezza, Youth) e.t.c

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Director Statement

Flies, as a visual element of the movie, span the subjective world of the characters with our realistic perspectives. It is the darkness that hides the faults, but when the switch is on, divine intervention occurs and brings atonement. As for the two characters, this means punishment. Thus, it can now make sense the presence of the flies, which in fact were always there, carrying the brutal truth. It has always been human's choice to ignore them or not to believe in their existence.