SILENCE 6-9

BY Christos Passalis

A man and a woman, Aris and Anna, meet in a dream-like coastal town. The town is full of antennas, which emit the voices of the Vanished Ones, inhabitants of the town that have suddenly and inexplicably disappeared. As we watch the daily life and the bizarre rituals of the inhabitants, rituals devoted to the lost ones, Anna and Aris fall in love. A few days later, Anna suddenly disappears.

Cast
Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Sofia Kokkali, Maria Skoula, Marisha Triantafyllidou, Thanassis Dimou, Rania Ikonomidou, Vassilis Karaboulas, Aris Armaganidis

World premiere
56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – International Competition

Festivals / Awards
63rd Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2022 – International Competition, Linea d’ Ombra 2022 (Best Film Award), Goa International Film Festival, International Film Festival of Kerala, Crossing Europe 2023 (Competition), SEEFest (Best Cinematography Award – Giorgos Karvelas), Cinequest Film and VR Festival 2023, Southeast European Film Festival 2023, the Greek Film Festival in Berlin 2023, Cyprus Film Days, Greek Film Festival Australia, 6 Hellenic Film Academy Awards Nominations 2023 – Best First Film Director, Supporting Role Actress (Marisha Triantafyllidou), Cinematography, Production Design, Sound, Hair and Make-up Design

World press
“An enigmatic, allegorical, slow-burn romance that wonders if love can live in limbo. Director-star Christos Passalis delivers an absorbing, surreal, retro- futurist love story in his beautifully crafted solo debut.”
-Jessica Kiang, Variety

“A smooth blend of style, substance, emotion and provocation that leaves the viewer with plenty to ruminate on.”
-Marko Sotjiljkovic, Cineuropa

“Passalis, who also plays the male lead here, has a long history in experimental theatre, which informs this sustained exercise in mournful absurdism, with its undertones of Beckett, Ionesco and David Lynch. The most uncompromising contender playing in the main Crystal Globe competition at Karlovy Vary film festival this week, Silence 6-9 is emphatically art-house in style, but still a boldly original work with potential cult appeal.”
-Stephen Dalton, The Film Verdict

“Passalis, its director of photography Giorgos Karvelas and its decorator Márton Ágh manage to create a curious scenery of SF, an apocalyptic place, breathless. The visual atmosphere is one of the successes of this aesthetically coherent and inspired film”
-Nicolas Bardot, Le Polyester

Ησυχία 6-9 | Isychía 6-9, 81min., dcp, Greece

Director
Christos Passalis

Writers
Christos Passalis, Eleni Vergeti

Director of photography
Giorgos Karvelas

Editors
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, Marios Kleftakis

Production designer
Marton Agh

Art director
Maria Eva Mavridou

Costume designer
Vassilia Rozana

Sound
Nikos Exarchos, Persefoni Miliou

Hair and make-up designer
Sissy Petropoulou

Co-producers
Vicky Miha, Stelios Kammitsis, Grigoris Arvanitis

Producer
Maria Drandaki

Produced by
Homemade Films

Co-produced by
ERT, Asterisk Post

With the support of 
Greek Film Centre, EKOME, City of Athens Film Office

World Sales 
Homemade Films

Distribution
Weird Wave (Greece)