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“On The Neck” (00:15:44) by Vera Iona Papadopoulou. Greece, 2023

Young Greek girl returns to her father’s village ‘Lemos’ and after meeting with a childhood friend from Ukraine, she is confronted with violent memories of sexual abuse that she has buried in her memory to protect herself.


Vera Iona Papadopoulou is a filmmaker with an artistic and performance art background.

She studied film directing at the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). Fine Arts (ICA Moscow). Architecture in Odessa (OGASA) and Digital Arts in Athens (MA ASFA).

Papadopoulou’s artistic work includes documentaries, short films, video performances and live art, which have been presented at international festivals, museums and galleries (such as artvideoKOELN, International Athens Film Festival, GARAGE, Cookhouse Gallery, MoMa PopRally etc.). Her collaborations include some of the most important names in the field of performance and visual arts, such as Marina Abramovic and Yoko Ono. Having spent seven years of psychoanalysis as an analyst, she often works with psychoanalysts and psychologists to create a script. Papadopoulou’s mission is to tell real confessional stories through artistic language in order to evoke the audience’s feelings and provoke changes in real life. Her works can be characterized by immediacy and physicality, where the center of her study is always a Human. Human and nature. Identity and otherness. Passion. Removal. Immigration. Displacement.

Director: Vera Iona Papadopoulou

Performer: Antonina Vlouti

D.O.P: Vera Iona Papadopoulou, Arina Romanova

Music: Andrii Sichkovskyi

Editing: Vera Iona Papadopoulou

Voiceover: Vera Iona Papadopoulou

Sound editing: Vera Iona Papadopoulou


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