Private Project

Just Like Water

The movie is about the father of the director, Spyros, his life and experiences. He is the protagonist and narrator. The "Just Like Water" speaks about time and the circle of life.

The questions asked are, what is time and how do we perceive it? Do we really live the moments in our daily lives and do we give them their due value?

So, we follow a magical journey through time, embedded with vivid images of Spyros, grandfather, man, child ... A girl and a woman always there. A patchwork of images, accompanied by original musical composition, sketched in detail: it weaves the puzzle of a whole life nestled in the Island of Crete (Greece).

  • Manos Triantafillakis
    Director
  • Manos Triantafillakis
    Writer
  • Elina Daraklitsa
    Writer
  • Manos Triantafillakis
    Producer
  • Yiannis Papadantonakis
    Key Cast
    “Boy”
  • Electra Mitsimari
    Key Cast
    “Girl”
  • Maria Kastelianou
    Key Cast
    “Woman”
  • Manos Triantafillakis
    Key Cast
    “Man”
  • Yiannis Kiouranakis
    Key Cast
    “Grandfather”
  • Thanasis Nakos
    Key Cast
    “Storyteller”
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 54 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Greece
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Varese International Film Festival
    Varese
    January 30, 2021
    Varese
    Official Selection
  • Dunedin International Film Festival
    Dunedin
    United States
    January 12, 2021
    Dunedin Premier
    Official Selection
  • Les Tres International Short Film Festival
    Caracas
    March 3, 2021
    Caracas
    Official Selection
  • Golden Wheat Awards
    ฤฐstanbul
    March 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Osaka International Film Festival (OIFF)
    Osaka
    September 18, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Luna Lumen Film Festival
    Columbus
    October 28, 2021
    Official Selection
  • ARTS x SDGS Online Festival
    New York
    April 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Kalakari Film Fest
    Indore
    May 15, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Roots of Europe International Film Festival
    Alava
    May 4, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Festival del Cinema di Cefalรน
    Palermo
    July 19, 2021
    Official Selection
  • River Film Festival
    Padova
    July 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • Cooper Coast International Film Festival
    Swansea
    June 1, 2021
    Official Selection
  • TRAme Indipendenti
    Pisa
    June 30, 2021
    Official Selection
  • IPIFF INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
    Bucharest
    April 8, 2021
    Bucharest
    Official Selection
  • Asia South East Short Film Festival
    Phnom Penh
    January 8, 2021
    Special Mention
  • Taos Shortz Film Fest
    New Mexico
    March 19, 2021
    New Mexico
    Honorable Mention
  • Scene Awards
    Green Bay
    September 11, 2021
    Nominee Scene Award
  • Best Film Awards
    London
    United Kingdom
    January 31, 2021
    Finalist: Best Director Short Film Award / Semi-Finalist: Best Director Drama Film Award
  • AmiCorti Film Festival
    Cuneo
    June 14, 2021
    Cuneo
    Finalist: AmiCorti Sezione Cortometraggio
  • The Magikal Charm Experimental Video & Film Fest
    New York
    April 8, 2021
    New York
    Winner: ITSO Short Film ๐Ÿ†
  • Alternative Film Festival
    Toronto
    March 29, 2021
    Winner: 1st Runner-Up Best Film ๐Ÿ†
  • Kish Mowj International Film Festival
    Kish Island
    February 21, 2021
    Kish Island
    Winner: Best International Film Award ๐Ÿ†
  • Top Indie Film Festival
    Tokyo
    Japan
    January 30, 2021
    Tokyo Premier
    Winner: 1. Best Director Award ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Original Idea Award ๐Ÿ† / Nominees: 1. Best Short Film Award 2. Best Cinematography Award 3. Best Editing Award 4. Best Music Award 5. Best Writing Award
  • Accolade Global Film Competition
    California
    March 2, 2021
    Winner: 1. Award of Merit Film Short ๐Ÿ† 2. Award of Merit Children / Family Programming ๐Ÿ†
  • Wandering-Lion Film Fest
    Detroit
    February 15, 2021
    Detroit
    Winner: 1. Best Film Award ๐Ÿ† 2. Best Director Award ๐Ÿ† 3. Best Cinematography Award ๐Ÿ† 4. Best Score Award ๐Ÿ†
  • Carmarthen Bay Film Festival
    Carmarthenshire
    United Kingdom
    May 17, 2021
    Official Selection (Bafta Cymru Qualifying)
  • Durban International Film Festival
    Durban
    July 22, 2021
    Official Selection (Academy Award ยฎ Qualifying)
Director Biography - Manos Triantafillakis

Manos Triantafillakis is a director and actor. His latest film entitled Just Like Water has won many awards in 2021 until now. In addition to his main interests in cinema and theater, he has been actively involved in music and radio.

Manos Triantafillakis also has made over 35 music productions and has done music editing in over 10 theatrical performances. His has acted as an actor to date in 30 theatrical plays, 10 films, 3 tv series and 15 advertising movies. He is a member of the ฮฃฮ•ฮ—-HAU (Hellenic Actors Union), the National Center for Pirandello Studies for Southeast Europe and Cyprus, a member of the Cybele Institute and a member of the THE.A.MA. (Professional disabled and non-disabled theater group)

In 2020 was filmed "Cecรฉ" by Luigi Pirandello: https://youtu.be/yx5pnbWm5Fg

Gold Ermis Award winner 2020 as Bomb Exprert: youtu.be/QiW0_VwRyu8 || Unesco Director Award winner 2016 to theatrical play "Cecรฉ" by Luigi Pirandello: vimeo.com/159073462 || Grand Award winner 2013 as Mexican: youtu.be/aajaEqJrAHk

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Director Statement

An important part of human life is time. It concerns him, it defines him. It all has to do with time running "Just like water" in combination with a life cycle that is constantly repeated.
The family is another important part in the course of his life. The place where he was born and raised. His place. His homeland.
I carry these precious pieces with me to this day. In my mind, in my soul, and on the screen.