When life hits you hard, you need to hit back or roll with the punches.
Since the start of the crisis in Greece, a growing number of young unemployed Athenians are moving to the
countryside, hoping to change their lives for the better.
The film follows 35-year-old Thodoris, as he settles on the remote island of Ikaria. There, he discovers a society with a unique culture of autonomy and cooperation, and a people who live not only better, but longer than everyone else, making the island one of the world’s few ‘blue zones’ where inhabitants enjoy extraordinary longevity.
Director Nikos Dayandas goes in search of the Ikarian secret, discovering how the islanders’ radically different lives are increasingly relevant to us in times of economic and social upheaval.