Atmospheric. Eerie. Exquisitely wistful.Zois strikes a delicate balance between the banal facts of grief and the inventive framework of a parallel supernatural story. An intriguing metaphysical fancy.
A highly original film.
International Film Society
Vangelis Mourikis and Angeliki Papoulia become the soul of this melancholic ode to love. A unique story of love that goes beyond conventions. Instead of being a mundane procedural thriller, it becomes an emotionally mature investigation of truth.
High on Films
Almost a prime example of the Greek New Wave.Feels like a waking dream in limbo, like sleepwalking through the afterlife.
A standout film, adding a new layer to the genre by presenting a narrative that is both wholly original and recognizable. Emotionally intelligent and universally resonant.
A film about love, loss, the acrobatics between here and there. Like a gentle, healing breeze from another world, that comes to embrace the soul -
Artistic and visually poetic, symbolic but minimalist. Arcadia guides us with tenderness.
Loud and Clear
A haunting and layered film on grief from a unique perspective from both the living and the dead, in a mystifying and puzzling fashion. Zois steps forward in Greek cinema as an emerging voice.
Film Fest Report
A magnificent melody. An odyssey in the in-between world.
A quiet, poignant crescendo about letting go. A cathartic take on acceptance.
It brings to mind Churchill's maxim of the Soviet Union: “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
A daydream film, capable of looking at death without mercy or a sense of spectacle, covering it with poetry due to its simple inevitability.
Meio Armago Brazil
Zois' distinctive directorial signature is apparent for challenging and overturning genre conventions, bridging the real and the imagined.
Angeliki Papoulia is once again marvellous.
Trusts the audience's intelligence throughout. Lovely, minimalist film.
Journey into Cinema
A well mastered Mystery
Abus de Cine
An evocative tone poem about lovers separated by mortality … haunt the mind long after the credits roll. Zois emerges as a rising directorial talent to watch. An emotional, genre-defying deep dive exploring love's stubborn refusal to let go.
The second feature film from the director of "Interruption", is an otherworldly fantasy, worked with boldness and ingenuity.
A cinema of great emotions. Arcadia is a unique case of a film which.. has no precedent in Greek cinema. A creator's film, one of those where everything is coordinated at the frequency required for this story to breathe, Arcadia will surprise many when it hits theaters.
Arcadia possesses those qualities to linger in a viewer's mind for a very long time, even haunt them.