Under the Lake

As a mountainous village in Greece sinks under the lake, the memories of its inhabitants emerge from the water.

Director Biography

Thanasis Trouboukis explores cinema on the fluid border between fiction and documentary. His work questions memory, reality, dreams and the ambiguity between them. He is a graduate of Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains in France as well as an alumnus of Sarajevo Talents. His short films have been selected by numerous festivals, among them Palm Springs International Shortfest, Oberhausen ISFF, CPH:DOX, Hong Kong IFF, Vienna Shorts, Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne, Filmfest Dresden ISFF, Documenta 14, Athens IFF and Thessaloniki IFF. He is currently developing his feature-length directorial debut supported by Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC).


Thanasis Trouboukis


Dutch premiere


Greece, Finland


No Dialogue





In Transit

Sunday, 12 June 12:15 - 14:00 / Kijkhuis 1
105 min.

Also in this session

1. On The Surface
Fan Sissoko, 4
2. F1-100
Emory Chao Johnson, 14
3. Displaced
Samir Karahoda, 15 min.
4. Under the Lake
Thanasis Trouboukis, 17
5. The Bayview
Daniel Cook, 18
6. O Resto
Pedro Gonçalves Ribeiro, 21

International Competition 2

Saturday, 11 June 17:30 - 19:25 / Kijkhuis 1
115 min.

Also in this session

1. When Light is Displaced
Zaina Bseiso, 7
2. Under the Lake
Thanasis Trouboukis, 17
3. It's Raining Frogs Outside
Maria Estela Paiso, 14 min.
4. Bestia
Hugo Covarrubias, 16
5. Becoming Male in the Middle Ages
Isadora Neves Marques, 22 min.
6. La Fée des Roberts
Léahn Vivier-Chapas, 14 min.