I heard about this group from visitors of the Island. Apart from the urban myths that they spread (and hitherto surrounded the group), I thought it’s something more fundamentally interesting. After a long delay, I was able to visit them and quickly confirm, that there is great value in their sayings and their lifestyle. So, I decided to begin production for the creation of this documentary with the ultimate purpose of creating discussion and debate upon the ideas presented.
In the Aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster and the “death” of the Soviet Union, a team of Russian scientists seeks “immortality” on a tiny Greek island and in the philosophy of Pythagoras. Along with a survivor of the disaster, the nuclear physicist Andrei, as their leader, they create a commune on the island and establish there an esoteric school. The film presents the development of their ideas and their adventurous relation with the local community, as it is now Greece’s turn to sink inside its own big crisis. A quest for certainties in an era of total uncertainty.
Production Company — Geometry Films Ltd
Produced by — Yiorgos Moustakis
Coproducer — Nikos Labot
Directed by — Yiorgos Moustakis & Nikos Labot
Director of Photography — Yiorgos Moustakis
Editor — Yiorgos Moustakis
Translation & Subtitling — Yiorgos Moustakis
Music — Naono Ambito
Sound Design — Yianis Yanakopoulos
Sound Mixer — Kostas Fylaktidis