Fading Light

Categories: 2012 Films

Twelve year old Christos Myrisiotis lives with his mother Eleni on a remote picturesque Aegean island. The boy has been doubly singled out by fate. He has a remarkable musical talent but at the same time is condemned to going blind as a result of a rare disease. Now an eccentric loner, Christos finds an outlet in nature and the dream world of a cave where his heightened hearing enables him to collect natural sounds which he then turns to musical compositions for his violin. His only friends are his classmate Angeliki and the old lighthouse keeper Soursoumis who teaches him not only the violin but also about life in general. Everything changes when the new schoolteacher Maria arrives on the island. She develops a great interest in Christos’ exceptional abilities even though he keeps on being indifferent to school. On her own initiative Maria ensures his participation in a music contest. Christos’ traumatic family and personal experiences cause him to mature as an artist. The future belongs to him, as long as he admits it and forges ahead, breaking his social isolation. “I’ll see through my music…”

Recommended for children who understand Greek or can read English subtitles.

Time: 3:30 pm
Directed By: Vassilis Douros
Family (2000): 95 min

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Awards

  • Awards Best Set Design Golden Knight International Film Festival 2001
  • Best Set Design Festival Del Cinema Europeo, Lecce 2001
  • Festival Del Cinema Europeo, Lecce 2001, Lecce, Italy
  • Bretigny IFF 2002, Bretigny, France
  • Golden Knight International Film Festival 2001, Moscow, Russia