On Xerxes’ Throne

Evi Kalogiropoulou


A dystopian workplace at the Perama shipyard. A ban on physical contact has turned human interaction into otherworldly simulations. The suppression of touch has alienated the workers communication transforming the boatyard into a charged landscape of alienation and repressed sensuality beyond stereotypical heteronormative desires. According to local legend, the Persian King Xerxes watched the overwhelming defeat of his fleet from his throne on the rocky peaks of Mount Egaleo, in today’s Perama.

Режија / Director:
Evi Kalogiropoulou

Сценарио / Screenplay:
Yorgos Teltzidis

Директор фотографије / Director of Photography:
Evan Maragkoudakis

Монтажа / Film Editing:
Yorgos Zafiris

Продуцент / Producer:
Amanda Livanou

Продукцијска кућа / Production Company:
Neda Film

Улоге / Cast:
Yorgos Mazonakis, Angela Brousko, Myrto Kontoni

Трајање / Duration:

Evi Kalogiropoulou
Director's Biography
Evi Kalogiropoulou

Evi Kalogiropoulou is a film director and visual artist working in Athens and London. She has a Masters from the Royal College of Art in Moving Image. Her projects explore ideas associated with inclusion/exclusion, cross-culture identity, female figures in Ancient Greek mythology frames, and post-apocalyptic environments. She is currently developing her debut feature Cora (Eurimages Development Award, Cinemart 2021, ARTE Award at Atélier Cinéfondation in Cannes 2021.)