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Embryo, Larva, Butterfly

Embryo, Larva, Butterfly

Original name: Embryo, Larva, Butterfly
English name: Embryo, Larva, Butterfly
Year: 2023
Run time: 91 Min
Language: Greek
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: Cyprus, Greece
Director: Kyros Papavassiliou
Producers: Marios Piperides, Janine Teerling
cast: Maria Apostolakea, Hristos Sougaris, Makis Papadimitriou, Stephania Sotiropoulou, Yiannis Niarros
Screenplay: Kyros Papavassiliou
Cinematographer: Thodoros Mihopoulos
Editor: Gianis Halkiadakis
Sound Designer: Christos Kyriakoulis
Music Composer: MMMD
Production Company: AMP Filmworks, Graal
World Sales: Cercamon


  • Karlovy Vary IFF 2023
  • Thessaloniki IFF 2023
  • Sitges IFF 2023
  • Gijón IFF 2023
  • Adelaide FF 2023

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2007 In The Name Of The Sparrow (Short)
  • 2015 Impressions Of A Drowned Man

Director's Biography:

Kyros Papavassiliou

Kyros Papavassiliou was born in Cyprus in 1972. His short film In the Name of the Sparrow was selected in competition at Cannes in 2007. His debut feature Impressions of a Drowned Man had its world premiere at IFF Rotterdam in 2015. Next to filmmaking, Papavassiliou also writes and directs theatre. He has published a collection of poems entitled Poneman.


Penelope and Isidoros exist in a universe where one day they can be young lovers, and the next, older and divorced. Their relationship is stretched into new dimensions as their shared and individual recollections are in constant flux. However, somewhere next to their world is another where time is linear. It is possible to break free from the world of arbitrary time? Penelope and Isidoros learn that this “freedom” comes with a cost.