After his grandfather is diagnosed with dementia, the filmmaker conducts a ritual of anticipatory grief in his grandparents’ abandoned summer house. Using the concept of liminality to explore the house’s past, present and uncertain future, he aims to slow down the moment of a big change and open a discourse his family avoids having.
Selected at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (2022).
Theo Panagopoulos is a Greek-Lebanese-Palestinian filmmaker, film programmer and PhD candidate based in Scotland. His creative documentary short My Own Personal Lebanon screened in multiple BAFTA-Qualifying festivals, shortlisted for the IRIS award of the Hellenic Film Academy and won the Odysseus award at the International Documentary Festival of Kastellorizo, and his most recent documentary The Place between Was & Will Be premiered at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. He was recently commissioned to write and direct his next fiction short film called The Lost Keys which explores his Palestinian roots.
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