Efthymia Zymvragaki agrees to film a man named Ernesto who confesses to her to be a perpetrator of domestic violence and whose story compels her to confront her own.
A man named Ernesto, who lives in the Canary Islands, contacts filmmaker Efthymia Zymvragaki to tell her that he wants to make a film about his life. He explains to her that there are always two sides to gender violence: the victim and the aggressor. He confesses to being the aggressor. Efthymia Zymvragaki then embarks on a journey, real and cinematographic, in which she discovers the hidden corners, the lights and shadows of a character who revealed himself trapped in a cycle of violence. In the process, Efthymia Zymvragaki realises that Ernesto is in fact half perpetrator and half victim, and pushes her to confront her own family history, which she left behind in Greece two decades previously.
After the second screening of the documentary, a concert of Giorgis Xylouris, composer of "Light Falls Vertical", will take place.
Thursday 25th of May, 22:15 h. La Rubia, c/ Ferlandina 29, Barcelona. Tickets are available here.
'Light Falls Vertical' is one of those rare works of art, a deeply personal, highly intimate account of a life affected by domestic violence. (...) Filmmaker Ethymia Zymvragaki lets the stories within the film unfold organically.— Nicole Santé · Bussines Doc Europe
It will be difficult to create something this personal again, but Zymvragaki’s empathic touch is what documentary filmmaking needs when it approaches delicate subject matter like this.— Marc van de Klashorst · International Cinephile Society