“Meteora” by Spyros Stathoulopoulos in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival

“Meteora”, the second feature by Spyros Stathoulopoulos, a Colombian resident of Greek origin who made quite the splash with “PVC-1” back in 2007, will be screening in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival.

It’s hard to forget Spyros Stathoulopoulos if you’ve come across his feature debut “PVC-1”, which screened at the 2007 Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes. His first narrative endeavor – to shoot a film in one feature-length take – had made an excellent impression at the festival, firmly putting the director on the list of promising young talent.

Four years later, Stathoulopoulos returns with “Meteora”, a film that takes place in a 12th century monastery in Greece, focusing on the illicit love affair between an Orthodox monk and a Russian Orthodox nun.

“Meteora” is a Greek-German coproduction, starring Theo Alexander – locally known as the Greek guy in “True Blood” – Adonis Kapsalis, who lives and works in Hollywood, and Tamila Koulieva.