Aristoteles Chaitidis, Alkistis Kafetzi
Country of Origin
Goddess Garbage & Violence is a cinematic allegory, a visual approach of two principles: the human and the divine. The common ground on which they meet is the sacred. But the encounter does not come without a price.
Goddess, Garbage & Gewalt (German|Original Title)
Director Biography – Aristoteles Chaitidis, Alkistis Kafetzi
Aristoteles Chaitidis was born in Munich, Germany and grew up bilingual in Munich and Thessaloniki, Greece. After completing his studies in Literature and Philosophy, at the Ludwig-Maximilias-Universität Munich he moved to Berlin where he is based since 2007. He worked as an actor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin for several years before taking on creative and artistic projects of his own. Since 2016 his focus lies on playwriting and production. His first works include the screenplay for Sternenkind and the dramatic monologue Marie-Fragment (both 2016). Special mention to his play Anti_gone that premiered in Vienna to much critical acclaim in 2017. Chaitidis has also been touring with a semi-staged performance of Ovid’s Metamoprhoses where he also displays his training in classical singing (counter-tenor). Anadyomene – an opera performance was shown in the historic Bensousan Han, Thessaloniki in 2019. His most recent work (2020 -) has been in film mainly as a script-writer but also director and performer, titles including the short films Stille Amare, I can’t smell the soil in my head and the allegorical mini-epic Goddess Garbage & Gewalt.
Filmography Aristoteles Chaitidis
Sternenkind, short film, fiction (2016), script
Stille amare, short film, fiction (2020), director , script,
If I go out walking with my dead friends, video poetry (2021), dramaturgy
I can’t smell the soil in my head, short movie (2021), script
Goddess Garbage & Gewalt, short movie (2022), director, script
Alkistis Kafetzi is a Berlin based filmmaker. She studied Theatre and Film and the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and since 2014 she lives and works in Germany. She has been a steady collaborator of the Institute for Experimental Arts and the theatre director Tasos Sagris since 2011, working as a video artist for their theatrical productions („Dying as a Country” 2012, “Psychosis 4:48” 2013, “Night” 2017, „Metamorfosis”2020). She made her directorial debut with the short documentary “Unterwegs” in 2016 which was screened at Tirana International Film Festival. The last five years her work has been shown in several film festivals and art exhibitions around Europe.
Unterwegs | Short Documentary (2016)
Stille Amare (co-director) | Short Film (2020)
If I go out walking with my dead friends | Video Poetry (2021)
I can`t smell the soil in my head | Short Film Experimental (2021)