Yiorgos is released from prison after 14 years of incarceration for a murder he committed in his small Greek village. He spends his first night out in a cheap downtown hotel in Athens. There he meets Strella, a young transsexual prostitute. They spend the night together and soon they fall in love. But the past is catching up with Yiorgos. With Strella on his side he will have to find a new way out. An extraordinary and spellbinding relationship, a post-modern Greek tragedy in the glowing nights of Athens. –FilmsDistribution
Panos H. Koutras, born in Athens, is a Greek filmmaker, writer, who made his debut with the feature film The Attack of the Giant Moussaka (1999), a science-fiction parody. He has directed two more films Alithini Zoi (2004) and Strella (2009).
He studied filmmaking at the London International Film School. He also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. When he was studying in London and Paris he submitted several short films to film festivals including the London Film Festival. At the Festival du Cinema, Mediterraneen he won first prize in 1991 for the short film The Fall and Rise of Lydia Von Burer. —Wikipedia
A jaw breaking provocative drama weaves elements from traditional Greek tragedies and through some astonishing performances unfolds a decidedly modern story. There are twists in the story that would feel like slap in the face and if it had not been so controversial it could have won numerous awards for the subtle direction, a bold story and truly touching performances.