Drama (2011): 90 min
Director: Aris Bafaloukas
Dimitris, a 23 year-old swimmer, dives into the water of a dark pool after achieving success in the European Championships. He has fulfilled the dream of a lifetime, but feels emptier than ever. As his body floats in the water, memories from the past come flooding into his mind, reminding him about his relationship with Elsa, an environmental activist who has mysteriously disappeared.
In Greek, the word Apnea means breathlessness, without breath. However, in Ancient Greece the word “breath” (Pnoe) was linked to the “soul” (Psyche). Pnoe-psyche were two interrelated concepts. Apnea also means the absence of soul, a body liberated from the soul.