Afterwardness (Apres-Coup)

Afterwardness (Apres-Coup)



Rafika Chawishe


Greece/UK, 2013

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Greek with English subtitles

A freewheeling surrealist outing…

Beginning in a 19th century English village, moving to 1940s Reichstag Germany, and then onto the hedonistic ‘60s, Afterwardness offers a series of sketches that explore an actor’s anxieties, her darkest fears and her nightmares.

This modern-day ‘Alice’ (in Wonderland) – on a journey through the absurd – culminates with her awakening from a coma with a fierce determination to confront the darkness that has held her prisoner to her own fears.

Written by: Yannis Chalkiadakis, Rafika Chawishe
Produced by: Christos V. Konstantakopoulos
Cast: Rafika Chawishe, Illios Chailly, Giorgos Symeonidis, Anna Georgiou

About the Director:
Rafika Chawishe is an English actress with a Greek mother and an English father, who spent her youth in both England and Greece. An accomplished actor, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Greece, and is completing a PhD Thesis at Cambridge University. Afterwardness is her fourth short film.

SYDNEY Sessions

Saturday 25 October, 1:45 pm

Screens as part of GASFF International Shorts


Saturday 25 October, 4:00 pm

Screens as part of GASFF International Shorts