directed by George Markakis
Set against the backdrop of Berlin’s infamous hedonistic
culture, Ex follows club scene queen Diana and her kindred misfit friends as they indulge in a night of lust, trust and self-destruction in the club “confessional” – the bathroom.
While the dancefloor is mythologised as a space for connection, any committed creature of the night knows the real action takes place in the toilet cubicle – at once the club’s engine room and its “confessional” booth. EX depicts the realities of these sacred spaces with a nauseating intimacy, bundling us in with Diana and a flurry of gorgeous party people for one night of sublime chaos.
Opening the door to Berlin’s notoriously private nightlife, EX invites us to see more than reckless hedonism. As its characters share stories about lives lived at the fringes of society, a deeper connection unravels, sparking soul-baring moments of clarity, acceptance, and unapologetic truth.
EDGY DCP/HD - 2020 - Germany - 85min
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE English, Russian German, French
PRODUCED BY Cornelsen Films
George Markakis was born on the island of Crete, Greece and studied cinema in Athens and New York. He’s been based in Berlin for the last 8 years and “Ex” comes from his personal experience in the techno culture and his deep connection with the city. Besides his vast experience as an AD working on movies, commericals and TV shows, George also directed three short films and a feature film – „India Blues” (2013).