Interview with Filmmaker Evi Stamatiou (KALTRINA)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

KALTRINA played to rave reviews at the August 2018 Crime/Drama Film Festival in Toronto.

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Evi Stamatiou: Two personal life-changing experiences from years ago. The first personal experience is that I worked as a nurse for three years in oncology and psychiatry, two areas that constantly challenge medical ethics. Moreover, I love nurses and they deserve more representation in drama. Consequently, I wanted to create a main character that is a nurse and bring the profession to the centre of attention. The second personal experience that motivated me to create this film, is that I had a car accident and my boyfriend, who was the driver, died. His parents donated his organs, including the heart. Accordingly, my focus turned to the ethics of organ transplantation, scientific developments on cell memory and organ trade. I owe the emotional and metaphysical grounding of the…

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