London Greek Film
Festival 2014 - Screenplays
Written by Gail Sixsmith. UK, 2012.
Category: Fiction Feature
Brief synopsis in English:
Greek tragedy, this erotic psychological thriller explores the symbolism and
themes of the Oedipal Tale, focusing on Esther and her story of lost
begins with a prologue; the young pregnant Esther travels through the Greek
landscape on a bus in the rain. The storm causes a freak accident and
Esther, amidst the wreckage, is catapulted into labour. Injured, she passes
out as she gives birth to twins, one living one dead. When Sahl stumbles
across Esther, in an impetuous act that will come to haunt them both, he
steals the living babe, hiding evidence that it ever existed.
the scars of this tragic loss into mature adulthood and translates them into
her works of art, but her world is turned upside down when Sahl appears
uninvited at her Private View. This collision of past demons and present
regrets compels Esther to finally confront her painful obsessions, leading
her back to Greece and to ‘Arcadia’; the seductive Dionysian Spiritual Cult
she was once part of. There she finds an unexpected catharsis through a
passionate love affair, but her dark fate catches up with her when Sahl
tracks her down and confesses his deadly and perverse secret. It is a secret
that will shake the very foundations of her reality; leading to murder,
disgrace and sacrifice.
Date: October 2012