Eudaimonia is focused on the viewer and one’s participation as an active audience. Immersing the viewer in the world of the convent inspired by the systematic oppression of women, with its medieval misconceptions of a female body and oppressed social status that can still be found in 21st century. It is in individual’s power to decide to unravel the mystery of the convent and master the image, alongside Grace who is experiencing her awakening to find hope. Questioning the imposed dogma, thinking critically about the surrounding ideology and exercising one’s moral and rational decision making is something that Eudaimonia asks from the viewer. As the word itself originates from ancient Greek philosophy, more precisely the idea of happiness, where one is only happy when active, in the process of achieving it. The elusive feeling of satisfaction only comes to those who are seeking and striving towards something that challenges the status quo. Eudaimonia rewards the viewer with a satisfaction that is similar to Grace and Hope’s unique bond, representing love, compassion and independent thinking that drives the change that reshapes the reality.
16mm & HDV
1:85:1, Progressive, 25fps
Official Selection Glasgow Short Film Festival 2018
Official Selection Underwire Film Festival 2018
Official Selection Inverness Film Festival 2018