Fiction / 24 min
A group of high school students meet to participate in the national parade with their school. A student, is bullied by the teacher because of her nationality. They react, defend her and the conflict becomes intense. To avoid the consequences, they decide to run away. They settle on the top of a nearby hill and spend the rest of the day there, as an act of escapism.
Up there, they seem to have forgotten their anxieties and problems, as if they were in another world.
To embody the energy of a rebellious adolescence in search of self, which is at the heart of the story of his film, Michail decided to give his young actors (amateurs and non-professionals) freedom of space and movement in scenes designed as long improvisations followed by a camera that stuck to the bodies of the characters.
The editing was a meticulous balancing act, consisting less of searching for clean and sophisticated cuts than of finding for each scene the brutality, the power, the troubled swirl of emotions that inhabit this group of teenagers fleeing through the streets of Athens.