A film by Manolis Mavris, 2021

Style: Drama

Language: French, Greek

Subtitles:  French, english

Format: Video

Length: 26 min

Countries : Greece, Belgium

Year: 2021





Perfectly identical girls, dressed in military uniforms, work day and night. A matriarchal family. An oligarchic society. What would happen if we replace bees with humans?

Anna, a worker bee, still in the training stage, observes the universe of the hive in which she lives. She strives to understand the rules of a ruthless and competitive society, to integrate into the whole and to serve the “common good”. But, not being able to consent to the violence that surrounds her, she will be sentenced to total solitude which will lead her to a radical decision.



Writer – Director   : Manolis Mavris

Main cast :

ANNA : Elsa Lekakou
QUEEN SOFIA : Kora Karvouni
QUEEN VICTORIA :  Chara Mata-Giannatou
Voice over (Greece) :  Kora Karvouni
Voice over ( French) : Monia Douieb

Director of photography : Manu Tilinski
Art director :  Dafni Kalogianni
Editor :  Thodoris Armaos
Music composer :  Larry Gus
Costumes designer:  Eva Goulakou
Choregraph :  Alexandros Vardaxoglou
Re-recording mixer: François Aubinet
Sound Designer  :  Jean-Louis Viroux
Make-up artist :  Kyriaki Melidou
Hair Stylist:  Daniella Bababekova
Sound Location :  Alexis Koukias
Script :  Karina Logotheti




Festival de Cannes : Semaine de la Critique, France (2021)

Beirut Shorts International Film Festival, Lebanon (2021)

Bogota Short Film Festival, Colombia (2021)

30th Curtas Vila do Conde IFF, Portugal (2021)

International Short Film Festival of Cyprus, Cyprus (2021)

International Film Fest Gent, Belgium (2021)

Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia (2021)

Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium (2022)

SXSW Film Festival, United-States (2022)

46th Cleveland International Film Festival, United-States (2022)



Manolis Mavris was born in Athens in 1987. He studied Graphic Design and Animation in Athens and MA Visual Communication at Central Saint Martins in London. His short movies have premiered in major festivals such as BFI London Film Festival, POFF (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival), Interfilm Berlin International Short Film Festival and have received numerous international awards. In 2017, his second short film “Maneki Neko”, was screened in 40 film festivals around the world and has won 17 awards. At the moment, Manolis has completed the shooting of his new short film “Brutalia, Days of Labour”. A Greek- Belgian co-production, funded and supported by the Greek Film Centre and the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of Brussels- Wallonia.