Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film Series
BILOBA (Greece, 2009, 95 min.)
United States Premiere Peter, an engineer working for a multinational company of dubious environmental sensibilities, is sent to Pera Kassiros, an insignificant dot on the map, somewhere in the Aegean, to oversee the construction of an electrical power plant. Very soon, Peter realizes that conditions on the island are very
different to what he was expecting. As time goes by, Peter is enchanted with a local woman, the mysterious Areti. But meanwhile, and despite his best efforts, the project keeps going from bad to worse and Peter is finally forced to leave the island. However, shortly after his return to the company’s headquarters, things take an unexpected turn and Peter is faced with an agonizing moral dilemma: should he help the company use the project on Pera Kassiros as a front for the processing of its toxic waste or should he save the island that he has come to love? (—Thessaloniki International Film Festival) In Greek and English with English subtitles. Directed by Sofia Papachristou. Produced by Sofia Papachristou and Stavros Meleas.
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