“The life we live is a series of illusions… a fleeting smile… mistaken decisions… dangerous, unpredictable… yet, we will meet again, as lovers… parents… children… and you will know who I am…” Tasos Sagris’s poem, with its haunting soundtrack by Whodoes, offers us an extended exploration of lives lived in parallel, at cross-purposes, in and out of love, around the world, from the innocence of children to the wisdom of elders. There are the good times when summer seems to last forever, and the bad, when persecution and misadventure could land us in prison, with nothing but rain to hear our voice. But what is the reality? What is mere illusion? Can there be more to life than simply living?
The movie is about the father of the director, Spyros, his life and experiences. He is the protagonist and narrator. The "Just Like Water" speaks about time and the circle of life.
The questions asked are, what is time and how do we perceive it? Do we really live the moments in our daily lives and do we give them their due value?
So, we follow a magical journey through time, embedded with vivid images of Spyros, grandfather, man, child ... A girl and a woman always there. A patchwork of images, accompanied by original musical composition, sketched in detail: it weaves the puzzle of a whole life nestled in the Island of Crete (Greece).
One ordinary day in Leonidas's life, a seemingly minor event with major impact on him. Leonidas's favourite pastime is fishing, his usual catch providing him with pocket money for personal spending. Unexpectedly, and in view of significant onlookers, he catches a big fish. It signifies success, acceptance and appreciation by the young men and girl. How does he deal with it?
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