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The Stars in Jacqueline Lentzou's Feature Debut, 66 questions 'The 69 Questions / What did you find in the 68 Star, with the Star of the stars in J.C. Lezou?s "More, the 70 Questions, and the 60 Questions" - the same as the Moon, The 63 Questions and Answers

The Stars in Jacqueline Lentzou's Feature Debut, 66 questions 'The 69 Questions / What did you find in the 68 Star, with the Star of the stars in J.C. Lezou?s

The debut of Jacqueline Lentzou, who is a short-lived documentary about his arresting and long-awaited feature, Moon, 66 Questions, has its national premiere this week at the Thessaloniki Film Festival, and is due to be released in the new Competition section of the Berlinales Encounters competition.

The film tells the story of a young woman who decides to return to Athens after he's long absence because his father'd illness is deteriorating. With re-emergeing past wounds, the two will have escaped - until the discovery of the long-buried secret gives mutilation to the other.

The book Moon, 66 Questions is produced by Fenia Cossovitsa of Blonde Audiovisual Productions, in collaboration with Hedi Zardis and Fiorella Moretti of Luxbox, which is also handling world sales.

Lentzou told Variety that every creative journey for her starts with a question.

What happens when the system fails? What causes the painful degeneration?

Artemiss journey, subtle and inner, is a tense hunt for truth. She wants to know why.

The director's latest collaboration with Kokkali (Little England), who starred in Lentzous Locarno short film competition The End of Suffering and her prize-winning short Hector Malot: The Last Day of the Year (A Proposal).

The director says she developed the script with Kokkali in mind, describing their partnership as rooted in friendship and flowy and easy from the first time. Artemiss character could not have been played by any other girl, she adds. The complexity of Artemis is in itself intertwined with Sofia.

The subtitle and chapter headings of Moon, 66 Questions refer to a deck of Tarot cards, and the astrology is recurring theme throughout the film, although Lentzou insists it has no significance per se, but only [appears] to the idea of suffering and to different ways of knowing.

The one who cannot accept his current reality and looks up in the sky for relief. The person who seeks momentary comfort in a world of consciousness like Artemis.

The film, based on its central storyline, is a collage of memories and fleeting impressions, made up of snippets of grainy home video footage and fragments from Artemis' diary heard in voiceover. The interplay between the two, and the ways they often disrupt or contradict each other, echos the disjunction at the heart of Artis' relationship with her father.

One can find a magical meta-space, and the way parents become connected is the place where they are conscious of the process of integrating in the film.

The director says that we're a narrative device that speaks to underlying truths of how we experience the world. Our memory is fragmented, our relationships are fragmenting, we sense of self fragmentation, and our dreams are blown away, the path to all resolutions we strive to achieve.

As a result, the resolution might prove incomplete. Today we are sure we were over and done with emotion, to discover weeks or months later emotional residue, adds Lentzou. We only think we reached resolution, and to revisit, or re-resolve. It is if we choose to break it and turn it into spiral.