The Palace of the Despots at the Archaeological Site of Mystras


Director: Ifigenia Demetriou
Writer: Iphigenia Demetriou
Director of Photography: Asimina - Lydia Dionysopoulou
Editing: Iphigenia Demetriou
Country of Production: Greece
Duration: 5 min
Production Year: 2022
Language: Greek

Cast: Flora Kalomiri


Through a monoplane the viewer crosses the palace grounds and watches the people of the time in successive roles. From the lower apartments the cook and then the maid goes up to the first floor, where the noblewomen live. The narrative reaches its climax as the "queen" of Mystras enters the throne room, only to be revealed to be a visitor who, traveling back in time, identifies with figures of the time.


Iphigenia Demetriou

Ifigenia Demetriou, graduate of the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens
in Athens, she continued her postgraduate studies in the field of Museology at the Technical University of Athens
Barcelona and later at the New York Film Academy combining knowledge
her interest in Architecture with her interest in Cinema. With a scholarship he studied at
Directing School of Queen Margaret University of England, while simultaneously working on
in her doctoral thesis at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens on
"Architecture and Cinema".
Since 2007 he maintains the architectural office "ifostudio" in Kolonaki, while at the same time
collaborates with the Ministry of Culture in the field of Museography and Restoration
Monuments, using her experience in making Documentaries (mainly Archaeological) and
Audiovisual Productions for Museums and Exhibitions.
He directs Short Films as well as Commercials for the Internet and Television. Some of her films have been awarded and participated in International Film Festivals.