1983/1996, 35mm, colour, sound, 20 minutes
Cast: Vassili Tsindoukidis
Filmed in Greece (Athens)
First Public Screening: New York Film Festival. “Views from the Avant-Garde”, October 1997
Original Version: Efpsychi, 1983, 16mm, colour, sound, 35 minutes
FirstPublic Screening: Österreichisches Filmmuseum, Vienna, 25 January 1983

“The details of the young actor’s face – his eyes, eyebrows, earlobe, chin, etc. – are set opposite the old buildings in the market quarter of Athens, where every street is named after a classic ancient Greek playwrite. In this setting of intense stillness, sometimes interrupted by sudden sounds and movements in the streets, he speaks a single word, “teleftea”, meaning the last (one), and as he repeats this word, it moves differently each time across his face and gains another sense from one scene to the next, suggesting the uncanny proximity of eroticism, the sacred and chance.”
(Robert Beavers)