Private Project

''Walden'' or ΄΄Life in the City''

Inspired by Henry David Thoreau's book of the same name, Walden is reversed and no longer stands for a natural place of fulfillment and well-being. On the contrary, through the eyes of one of its inhabitants, the only Walden that exists is a suffocating city, from which she cannot find the exit, in the same way that a mental illness behaves.
The director and protagonist of this poetic documentary takes us on a journey into the recesses of the psyche of a person with a mental disorder, using documents as well as new footage from the last 18 years of her life in an attempt on experimental vlogging. So she passes the tangle that prevails in her mind so that we can find the end of the thread and get out of the nightmarish Walden of the city.

WARNING: This film contains flashing lights which may not be suitable for people with photosensitive epilepsy.

  • Nina Lymperopoulou
  • Nina Lymperopoulou
  • Nina Lymperopoulou
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 17, 2023
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  • Language:
    Modern Greek (1453-)
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - AUTh, School of film
Director Biography - Nina Lymperopoulou

Nina Lymperopoulou grew up mercilessly annoying her friends and relatives by always holding a camera. She’s experimenting with directing for most of her life and has at least twelve short films, one feature film and a sitcom pilot on her track record, while she had attended seminars on acting, creative writing and comics. She always dreamt of studying on Faculty of Fine Arts, Film Department on Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, which she accomplished. She’s highly interested in the human psyche, social diversity and the disorders the might reveal. She's coming from Thessaloniki, despite having an origin from Drama and hopes her love for cinema guides her to many distant places.

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