Exotica, Erotica, Etc.

Evangelia Kranioti
| France
| 2015
| 73 min

This mesmerising film joins the ocean-roaming stories of sailors with the memories of Sandy, a former sex-worker who reflects on her maritime lovers. Photographer and director Evangelia Kranioti travels to endless ports on Greek ships, exploring the clichéd yet universal encounter between sex-worker and sailor. These fleeting moments of lonely and transactional physical connection are set against a haunting visual backdrop of vast ports, listing ships, oppressive drinking holes and waiting women. A hypnotic soundtrack merges with the soliloquies of Sandy and the sailors, creating a rich symphony for the untethered world of ocean-going workers and their land-dwelling counterparts.

Evangelia Kranioti
Charlotte Vincent
Sydney Premiere
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