Kristos, the Last Child

Of the thirty inhabitants of Arki, a windswept island in Greece’s Dodecanese, Kristos is the last remaining child. He is ten, and he is the only pupil of his teacher Maria, who devotes herself to him.

Kristos will start his final year of elementary school soon. To finish compulsory education, he needs to leave Arki and move to a larger island. His family, however, cannot afford this expense and his father wants him to become a shepherd, a profession passed down the family for generations.

Maria cannot accept this situation and is determined to find a solution to further his education. Will Kristos stay on the island to become a shepherd like his brothers or will he leave Arki to continue his education far away, on the other side of the sea?



Country of Production
Italy, France, Greece

Year of Production


90 / 52 min

Giulia Amati

Blink Blink Prod, Les Film de l’Oeil Sauvage, Bad Crowd in co-production with ARTE France, E.R.T s.a and Aljazeera Documentary Channel, in collaboration with Rai Cinema, Lyfta

Original Language

English, Italian, French

Festivals / Awards

Giornate degli Autori 2022
Rome IDF 2022 (Best Italian Film)
Ji.hlava IDF 2022
Fipadoc Biarritz 2023