Yiorgos is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There he meets Strella, a young trans sex worker. They spend the night together and soon they fall in love.
Drawn from ancient Greek plays, Panos H. Koutras’s queer melodrama lyrically weaves social realism and visual poetry, adding a poignant gravitas to those who live on the margins of society. In this tale of love caught in the cruel wheel of fate, beauty is present even in the loneliest of places.
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