The way things go

Director: Sofia Anastasiou

Category: Short

Year:  2017

Country: Cyprus

Runtime: 20 minutes

Production Budget: 10.417 USD

A 25-year-old girl struggling with depression builds a machine hoping to change her life. The film is set in a vernacular Cypriot house in a far away village where the audience never leaves the space even when she does. As we watch a young woman repeating her routine we experience her fears and insecurities as well as the complicated relationship she has with her family and friends. The audience becomes witness of the repetition of everyday mundane moments from the perspective of someone struggling with depression. Building the machine gives her purpose, she is hesitant about the result and we soon realize the mechanical chain reaction she is creating might cause her harm.