Director: Edward Palmer
Running Time: 77′
Ruby wakes up in a basement. Her legs are broken and she can’t remember who she is and how she got there. Her kidnapper, tells her she will remain captive until she falls in love with him. He will help her remember her past, but can she really trust him? Hippopotamus defies expectations in every turn. Shot on a shoestring budget, it’s less of a Stockholm syndrome thriller, and more of a twist on the classic love story; a puzzle that first-timer Edward Palmer deciphers delicately in this intricate and emotional debut.
~Dimitris Boutourelis – Grammatikopoulos