Holy Emy

Agia Emi

Sun 10 July / Pálás 2 / 14:15

2021 / France, Greece & United States / 111 min / Drama

When their mother returns to the Philippines, two young sisters, Emy and Teresa, are left alone in Athens where they begin to forge separate paths in search of their own identities. Teresa, secretly pregnant, is embraced by the insular Filipino Charismatic Catholic Church where Emy feels like an outsider.
“This magnificent debut feature film by Greek director Araceli Lemos is a troubling yet impassioned journey into the heart of an ancestral mysticism forced to make its peace with modernity.” — Cineuropa

Emy is drawn toward the home of Mrs. Christina, an elderly Greek woman who runs an alternative healing practice.
As Teresa’s pregnancy advances, Emy explores the mysterious forces and abilities within herself and must learn how to live a life of her own.

Irish Premiere

Directors: Araceli Lemos & Michalis Syriopoulos
Writers: Giulia Caruso & Araceli Lemos
Producers: Konstantinos Vassilaros, Mathieu Bompoint, Giulia Caruso & Ki Jin Kim
Cast: Abigael Loma, Hasmine Kilip, Angeli Bayani, Ku Aquino, Irene Igglesi, Michalis Syriopoulos, Julio Katsis & Elsa Lekakou

Principal funder