Interview with Maria Douza, the director of "Listen"
"I wanted to do a film that would deal and explore the problem of communication in general...The disability is used in a metaphorical way in order for me to explore that subject." - Maria Douza.
Financial upheaval forces a teenage deaf girl, Valmira (16), to leave her progressive Athens school and return to her father's struggling island where she is confronted by the danger of prejudice and intolerance, most shockingly – her own.
Maria Douza is a Greek film director and screenwriter. Since her graduation from the National Film & TV School of England, she has been living and working in Athens, Greece. In 2013, she wrote and directed her first feature, "The Tree and the Swing" which represented Greece in many European Union Film Festivals. "Listen", which is her second feature film, is to be released in 2023.