The Greek box-office megahit of 2016 stars Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”) and weaves together three separate tales of romance that blossom during a time of socio-economic crisis in Europe.
When college student Daphne is rescued by Farris, a refugee from Syria, the two fall blissfully in love. Corporate manager Giorgos, whose marriage and job are both facing collapse, has a one-night stand which turns into far more than just a lustful affair, with Swedish businesswoman Elise. And Maria, a dispirited housewife struggling under economic strain, is renewed by a romantic spark between herself and Sebastian, a German expat who has come to Greece to spend the autumn of his life.
Written and directed by acclaimed actor Christopher Papakaliatis (“What If…”), and also starring Andrea Osvárt, Maria Kavogianni, Minas Chatzisavvas, Tawfeek Barhom, and Niki Vakali, WORLDS APART is a film about people embracing each other’s differences, not fearing them. It is about second chances. It is about the timeless, universal force that flows through all human beings: the capacity to love.