Filmed on Amorgos
Life Under Siege
As the director explains, “this is an island of rare beauty with exceptional relief. It also has many wild beaches. There is also a personal aspect, I came to Amorgos 10 years ago with the woman of my life and I have wonderful memories. I love this island for its charm, the kindness of the hospitable people and the good food.”
During filming, all the necessary safety protocols were observed.
Rea Apostolides, producer for Anemon Productions in Greece worked with the French production team.
The local community of Amorgos which embraced the project, also played a decisive role in the smooth conduct of the filming. “The cooperation with the local authorities, as well as with the inhabitants of the islands was excellent….A special thank you to the deputy mayor of Amorgos, Mrs. Despotidi and the abbot of the Monastery of Hozoviotissa for their help. Locals also took part in the shooting, such as fishermen and shepherds with great enthusiasm!” she said.
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