Writer and director Stelios Koukouvitakis sent us his short film Sunday 11:00 – 12:00 to review and you can do the same here.
A nice and innocuous opening sees young couple Lefteris Vasilakis (“Holy Boom”, “S1ngles (TV)”) and Danai Epithymiadi (“Worlds Apart”, “The Question, Your Answer (Short)”) walking home from a night out.
They are laughing and joking and have obviously had a good night. As they walk just out of shot we hear screams and the pair are jumped by a group of men who are evidently after Danai.
Koukouvitakis cuts between this incident, Danai going about her life after the incident and Lefteris getting on with his.
They are all in different places you see. Lefteris goes a bit full-on in his defence of Danai, picking up a pallet and repeatedly smashing it over the head of one of the attackers. If not killing him, he hasn’t done his brain any favours.
For this he is arrested and sent to jail, the title of the movie referring to the time when Danai and Lefteris can see each other again, visiting time.
Although there is music throughout the short there are no words spoken. In truth, there doesn’t need to be. Koukouvitakis is leaving it up to you how you interpret the actions taken by Lefteris.
There will be some who think he went too far, others who think he did not go far enough and some in between. Koukouvitakis does not play judge, jury and executioner, merely follows the law and let’s you decide if that is right, or otherwise.
It’s a well put-together and clever piece of work so it will come as no surprise it has won so many accolades from film festivals across the world.