A biopic about Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776-1831), a brilliant diplomat and Greece’s first president. As an important international figure, he was able to determine the future development of Europe by predicting the modern model of the European Union.
Kapodistrias’ personal life combined all the elements of the Greek tragedy: love and betrayal, truth and lies, intrigue and honour – and his murder remains an unhealed wound for all Greeks.
About the director: Born in 1963 in Khabarovsk, Svetlana Muzychenko graduated from the Novosibirsk Theatre School, the worked as an actress at the Novosibirsk Drama Theatre. In 1998 she graduated from the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). She has been a member of the Union of Cinematographers since 1999 and a teacher in Sergei Miroshnichenko’s documentary film workshop at VGIK since 2003. She has participated in festivals in Karlovy Vary, Iran, Seattle, and Tampere.