GFF Review: Moon, 66 Questions

father and daughter

It’s not like the old days. A phrase often used but almost always incorrectly applied. An exception to the rule is that of family units and generational bonds. Today, in a global world where most work is concentrated in urban centres, families are often scattered far and wide, both nationally and internationally. Children are increasingly likely to move away from home but, as is the case in Moon, 66 Questions, they often come back.

Artemis (Sofia Kokkali) returns to the family home in Athens to take care of her father Paris (Lazaros Georgakopoulos), who has muscular dystrophy. The pair were never close to begin with but over the years they have drifted further apart. At first, they are both wary around each other. The distance between them is palpable and their communication fractious. However, secluded in his home she begins to uncover his past and a secret which will change her perspective.

Moon, 66 Questions is an enthralling film. Initially kept in the dark, as the father/daughter relationship begins to thaw, the audience is gradually allowed a glimpse into the mysterious void between them. After a string of critically acclimated shorts, writer/director Jacqueline Lentzou’s feature debut relies heavily of space, movement and emotional flux. It makes for an unusual viewing experience. Moon, 66 Questions is an exhilarating and captivating experience.

Moon, 66 Questions screens at Glasgow Film Festival.

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