An experimental movie depicting the passage of time over the city of Athens. It does not follow the usual cinematic narrative but focuses on the visual dimension of the moving image. The creator, hidden behind four shooting angles, designs a live painting and plays with four shots that test the composition, opening and duration of a panorama. The duration of this panorama (the continuous movement of the camera from point A to point B) combined with Time Lapse creates the feeling of a prolonged time. According to the director this is a comment on time. Time is "the undefined movement of the existence and the events of the past, present and future, considered as a whole". According to ancient Greek mythology, time has wings on its back and never stops moving. Time was associated with Saturn, the Titan, who was the son of Uranus (sky) and Gaia (earth), representing the chaotic freedom of a primitive world opposed to Zeus’ order. "But what was of particular concern to ancient Greek poets, philosophers and historians was the problem of seeking the beginning of everything.

  • Christos Karakasis
  • Christos Karakasis
  • Christos Karakasis
  • Vasiliki
    Key Cast
    organizationn of production
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    experimental, video art
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 17, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
  • Shooting Format:
    4k red
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Chiayi International Three Minutes Video Competition
    July 17, 2020
    Taiwan Premiere
  • Iconic Images Film Festival
    Lithuania Centered
    November 12, 2021
Distribution Information
  • KOUINTA Production
    Country: Greece
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Christos Karakasis

Christos N. Karakasis was born in Athens. He studied Film-Theatre-TV Direction, Computer Science, Music and Humanities. In Greece and to New York University Tisch School of the Arts. He has Postgraduate Diploma in training and development, and Post graduatee diploma in film and theatre direction .He has supervised, technically supported and produced various audiovisual events, presentations, adverts, video art projects, festivals. As a Director-Producer he is active since 1992. His films have been screened in Greece and abroad and have been awarded in international film festivals. He is a member of the “Greek Directors' Guild and member of the Scriptwriters Guild of Greece .He is the Artistic Director of “Athens International Digital Film Festival” (www.AIDFF.com), which achieved alignment of the cinema reality in Greece with the major international developments in the Cinema era, which is steadily moving towards the Digital Age. He is the Artistic Director of the International Panorama of Scientific and Ecological films, which contributes to the dissemination of science through the power of new media and digital technologies currently used by scientists around the world. He is the writer of a book titled “Introduction to Cinema” which can be helpful to all aspiring filmmakers, but also to those who want to study in a direct and concise manner the art and technique of filmmaking. arthrography at filmmaker and koyinta art emagazine. IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3765821

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Director Statement

There is general agreement among philosophers that time is continuous (i.e. we do not experience it as stopping and starting, or darting about at random), and that it has an intrinsic direction or order (i.e. we all agree that events progress from past to present to future). There is also a more or less general agreement that is it objective, and not subjective or dependent on its being consciously experienced, which is borne out by the almost universal agreement on the time order of so many events, both psychological and physical, and the fact that so many different physical processes bear consistent time relations to each other (e.g. the rotation of the Earth, the frequency of oscillation of a pendulum, etc). However, even given that, many differing opinions and approaches to what time actually is have been put forward over the centuries.