The black curtain
- Sun 2718:30-20:00
The black curtain is based on a short story by Michael Ende. It’s about a dancer getting ready just before the opening of the performance. She patiently awaits for the black curtain to raise, something which never happens. Scared of being exposed, she never lets go of her opening dancing position. The exposure fear freezes her, and over time, weariness and pain overcome her body and soul. An allegory of all things we would like to say and do but fear of social exposure and disapproval prevents us, keeping us grounded, passive and ultimately, defeated.
Stefanos Kosmidis (GR)
Stefanos Kosmidis was born in Athens. He graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 1996. He has been working as an actor in theatrical and cinema productions since 1994. He is the owner of the film production company “ORKI”. In addition, he has worked as an actor for the cinema with Yannis Xanthopoulos and Alexandros Avranas and as an assistant director with Alexandros Avranas for the documentary about the life of Theodoros Angelopoulos, in the occasion of his last film.