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Alexander Taxildaris is 25 years old. He was left quadriplegic after a diving accident four years ago. Since then, he has been swimming competitively. In order to transform his handicap into an opportunity he is participating in the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. In the swimming-pool, Maria, his coach, is training him harder and harder. She is anxious, and all this pressure makes her very emotional when unexpected situations occur, but she wants to believe in a medal. Alex, on the other hand, is more self-controlled and pragmatic. His family and friends are strongly united around him. Will he win the medal that everyone is hoping for?
Language: Greek, Subtitles: English, Français

Televised Broadcasts:
PRISMA+, Digital Greek Channel, Greece, 2008

Thessaloniki Doc Fest Serves Up Beauty and Truth
"(...) Resurface follows a young man who became a quadriplegic in one accidental, devastating dive. He wins a medal and gets a girlfriend at the 2004 Paralympics in Athens. The scenario can be too uplifting, but the filmmakers do show us the first two races in which Alex does not place before he earns the silver, as well as his girlfriend's describing the enjoyment of and obstacles to their lovemaking. Resurface stays grounded in the details of its hero's life, from its comparison of a dog paddling through the water to shots of Alex lowered in and lifted out of a swimming pool. (...)"
by Gabriel M. Paletz
for IDA (International Documentary Association)

Best Direction, 29th Palermo International Sport Film Festival
Greek Film Center Award, 10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Audience Award, 2nd Los Angeles Greek Film Festival

Film Festivals:
1rst Athens Emotion Picture Documentary & Disability Festival, Athens, Greece, 2007
30th Drama International Film Festival, Dama, Greece, 2007
29th Palermo International Sport Film Festival, Palermo, Italy, 2007
10th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2008
1rst Nicosia International Documentary Film Festival, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2008
2nd Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Los Ageles, USA, 2008
22nd Parnü International Documentary & Anthropology Film Festival, Parnü, Estonia, 2008
5th European Film Festival San Antonio, San Antonio, USA, 2008
2nd New York Greek Film Festival, New York, USA, 2008
10th Patra International Panorama of Independent Film & Video Makers, Patra, Greece, 2008
9th Medimed, Sitges - Barcelona, Spain, 2008
6th Taiwan International Documentary Festival, Taichung, Taiwan, 2008
4th International Disability Festival "Breaking down barriers", Moscow, Russia, 2008
2nd Beldocs, Belgrade, Serbia, 2009

Title #261533
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