The Wedding Lament

by Pola Bousiou

France

synopsis

Four old friends from Salonika, a little before or a little after forty, meet again a few years into the marriage. The static camera follows their conversations, the probing into their erotic obsessions. For years they keep reviving the same scene. A mourning universe is revealed, a world of Greek women who are unable to grow older. Marriage is portrayed as an ascesis – an exercise of loneliness, humbleness, and ego extinction; very much like the rigorous practice of the ascetic nuns.
A surreal ethnographic journey into the solitary adventure of love.

technical and artistic details

Length – 90’
Location – Greece
Format – HD

Producers – Janja Kralj – KinoElektron (France), Marie-Pierre Macia – MPM Film

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