Still Looking for Morphine
118 minutes / Ages 17+ / 2002 / Greece / Average:
One of Sight and Sound Magazine’s “75 Hidden Jems” of world cinema, this award-winning “black-and-white film with an effortless underground feel and a heroine that doesn’t fit into the usual boxes” has achieved cult status since its 2002 release.
Ricky rides her motorcycle among real and imagined dangers, to arrive unscathed, but unalterably changed, at the end of summer.
The unrelenting wind of the season disrupts a landscape of inaction, theft and drug use. The end of innocence has already begun and a new path, dark and hopeful, stands waiting like the ships beyond her window.
It will be an act of violence that thrusts the girl into womanhood and leads her to a new life where, not without pain, everything is possible.