In a cheap brothel at the foothills of an Athenian fortress, a man recounts the magnificent events of his life. His search for love and glory is retold and relived by many: a prostitute with an unredeemable past, a gangster haunted by bad luck, an icon painter who has no faith… In one of the stories, the man finds his riches, in another he becomes a vagabond prophet, in yet another he returns home to his wife. Memories betray him, but he knows for sure that in one of these lives, he will be killed.
Mantas Kvedaravičius is a Lithuanian filmmaker and academician whose sphere of interest is non-being, materiality and the body in its performative and political manifestations. Holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge and now works at the University of Vilnius. His documentaries, Barzakh (2011) and Mariupolis (2016), premiered and received many awards at the Berlinale, Busan, Hong-Kong, Nyon Visions du Réel film festivals. Film PARTHENON (Ukrainian version – “Stasis”) is a continuation of his documentary work, fictional fiction.