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2023 – DCP – color – 98’


Direction: Christina Ioakeimidi

Screenplay: Christina Ioakeimidi, dal romanzo from the novel Medium di by Yorgos Sybardis

Cinematography: Petros Nousias

Editing: Stamos Dimitropoulos

Set design: Dimitra Souvaltzi

Original music: Ted Regklis

Costumes: Vasileia Rozana

Cast: Angeliki Beveratou (Eleftheria), Nikolakis Zeginoglou (Aggeleos), Konstantinos Aspiotis (Manolis), Martha Frintzila (Anna), Natassa Xintaveloni (Dimitra)

Producer: Yorgos Noussias

Production: Ekso Productions (Gr), Red Carpet (Bg)

World Sales: Wide


16-year-old Eleftheria, a stranger in a strange world, meets mysterious neighbor Angelos who invites her into his fascinating grown up world. Roaming the streets of the scorching hot August city on his bike, she will embark on a journey to discover herself through the ferocity of first love.

the director: Christina Ioakeimidi

Christina Ioakeimidi was born in Athens, Greece. She studied stills photography in Greece and filmmaking at the London Film School. During her stay in London, she wrote, directed and photographed short films. Upon returning to Athens, she worked as an assistant director in short films, commercials and feature films, with acclaimed director Panos H. Koutras amongst others. Her first feature film Harisma (writer, director, producer) was released in 2010 in Greece to critical acclaim and has participated in numerous festivals around the world. She has also directed documentaries for the Greek television.

director’s statement

“Eleftheria, the Medium the title refers to, is caught in the middle, feeling stuck between childhood and adulthood, between grieving her mother’s sudden loss and the creation of a new family with the arrival of her little sister and niece. Feeling abandoned and almost forgotten in this new context, she gets lost in the unknown streets of scorching hot Athens, as she discovers the awakening of sexual desire. During this journey, she manages to find herself through the overwhelming process of leaving the child she was, behind. Medium is a study of character, that relies little on plot and dialogue, but rather on observation of small moments, and the connections we forge with passing people, that can prove to unexpectantly touch our lives.”



1998 Day Out (short)

2003 Home (short)

2009 ???????? (Syntagma, short)

2010 ??????? (Harisma)

2023 Medium


Awards and festivals

2023 Sarajevo IFF –  International Competition: Cineuropa Award