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by Penny Panayotopoulou

This is the story of Anna who works at a furniture shop, lives with her dog Manu in a small apartment and falls for the family across the neighborhood´s street, after her dog dies. This is a story about loneliness and the way it sneaks into all facets of our lives, both in solitude and togetherness.

Germany/Greece, ca. 90 min

Anna lives a quiet life with her dog Manu. They are the perfect family. But one day Manu dies and her life falls apart. She buries him in the garden of the family across the street. His death and burial reignite her need to belong. She strives to communicate her pain and loneliness. She takes refuge in Sophia’s happy, bustling family. At first, she becomes an inquisitive intruder; later a parasite, asking to be loved and accepted. But unlike Manu, the family across the street does not need Anna’s affection. September is a quiet, almost silent film, in the same manner that seasons change and humans form ties with their pets; in the way that loneliness appears and is recognized only in the presence and existence of others. In the manner that human interaction and deep understanding are often wordless.

actors role
Kora Karvouni Anna
Maria Skoula Sophia
Nikos Diamantis Stathis
Anastassis Tzertzemelis Stephanos
Irini Koliakou Nelly
Christos Stergioglou Bus Passagier
director Penny Panayotopoulou
author Kallia Papadaki
producer Thanassis Karathanos
in coproduction with ZDF/Arte, Graal S.A.
supported by MEDIA Development Program
distribution ODEON S.A
Music Giorgos Zachariou
Director of Photography
Giorgos Michelis
Editor Petar Markovic
Art Direction
Lili Kendaka


Internationale Premiere:

  • Internationales Filmfestival Karlovy Vary, 2013, Wettbewerb
  • Internationales Filmfestival Toronto, 2013, City to City
  • FrauenFilmTage, Wien, 2014, Eröffnungsfilm
  • Internationales Filmfestival Hong Kong, 2014
  • Internationales Filmfestival Tiburon, 2014
  • Internationales Filmfestival Istanbul, 2014
  • Internationales Filmfestival Tetouan, 2014