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Nikos Akritidis

Lethe is a hand-drawn animation about memory, forgetfulness and allevia- tion. Inspired by Greek mythology, the film follows a girl’s passage through the underworld. She interacts with mythical figures on her way to the after- life, encountering the realms and paraphernalia of the world of the dead.

In Greek Mythology, Lethe (Λήθη) is the name of one of the five rivers of the underworld, the river of forgetfulness. It is said that the dead must drink from the waters of Lethe to forget their earthly existence and be reincarnated in their afterlife. Lethe is also the name of the goddess of forgetfulness and oblivion, with whom the river was associated.