Archive of films Embryo Larva Butterfly / Embryo Larva Butterfly

Cyprus / Greece
2023, 91 min

Section: Proxima Competition
Year: 2023


Penelope and Isidoros live in a world where today they are lovers but the following day they scarcely know one another. It is a place where time doesn’t flow, where the days appear randomly in the past, the present, and the future – if these concepts even apply here. Their relationship is constantly changing; it is one continuous uncertainty marked by shared searching and reassuring. Somewhere next to their world is another where time is linear. It is possible to travel from arbitrary time to linear time, but the conditions for such a journey are mysterious and the price is high… An imaginative film about the paradoxes of time and of romantic and other relationships.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Kyros Papavassiliou

Kyros Papavassiliou (1972, Nicosia, Cyprus). Selected filmography: Impressions of a Drowned Man (Oi entyposeis enos pnigmenou, 2015), Embryo Larva Butterfly (2023).


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Press kit

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Proxima Competition
Director: Kyros Papavassiliou
Screenplay: Kyros Papavassiliou
Dir. of Photography: Thodoros Mihopoulos
Music: Dimitris Kariofillis, Nikos Veliotis
Sound: Christos Kyriakoullis
Editor: Giannis Halkiadakis
Art Director: Contantina Andreou
Producer: Marios Piperides, Janine Teerling
Production: AMP Filmworks
Coproduction: Graal
Cast: Maria Apostolakea, Hristos Sougaris, Makis Papadimitriou, Stephania Sotiropoulou, Yiannis Niarros
Sales: Cercamon


Kyros Papavassiliou

Film Director

Maria Apostolakea


Konstantina Stavrianou


Lydia Mandridou


Janine Teerling


Maria Varnakkidou


Constantina Andreou

Production Designer

Joanna Syrimi

Costume Designer


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