TSIKITIGKLON, THE FAIRY AND THE MAN

A trans woman finds herself trapped inside the van of a mysterious man whose intentions are not what they seem to be. Tsikitigklon, The Fairy and The Man, is a story about the true self we hide,
and that the only way to remove the mask we all insist on-wearing is through love and some magic.

  • Marios Mettis
    Director
  • Louis Patsias
    Producer
  • Marios Ioannou
    Key Cast
  • Drosos Skotis
    Key Cast
  • Fenia Apostolou
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Drama, Human Rights, LGBTQ
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 20, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    Cyprus
  • Country of Filming:
    Cyprus
  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Marios Mettis

Marios Mettis trained as an actor at the National Theatre of Greece Drama School and as a theatre director at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London (MA in Theatre Directing, University of East Anglia)
As an actor he has worked in theatre, film and TV. His work in theatre includes acting for the National Theatre of Greece, The National Theatre of Cyprus (THOC) and various other venues. He has worked with many established directors including Greece's Avant Garde director Dimitris Papaioannou.
He was awarded with the 2013-2014 Cyprus National Theatre Award for best male actor and with the 2015-2016 Cyprus National Theatre Award for best male actor . TSIKITIGKLON, THE FAIRY AND THE MAN is his second short film movie.

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Director Statement

Tsikitigklon, The Fairy And The Man, is a movie about the true self we hide, and that the only way to remove the mask we all insist on wearing is through love and some magic.

With this film, I want to comment on social appearances and social behavior, a behavior that we often compulsively adopt, because of an imposed social morality. This behavior does not reveal true character neither our true self, but rather acts as a shield of protection to something that we, ourselves, see as an external enemy. This enemy is not real, but a creation of our own fears.