The film is accompanied by a musical adaptation of C. P. Cavafy’s poem “Walls” by Laura Jane Grace, Emmy-nominated artist, author, activist, musician, and founder of the American punk-rock band Against Me!
In the words of Christor Sarris, “‘Walls’ is a thought-provoking film that takes place within the confines of a prison. Through the eyes of inmates, we are given the opportunity to explore the themes of freedom, dreams, hope, and the human condition in a way that is both poignant and emotive. The powerful musical adaptation of Cavafy’s poem ‘Walls’ by Laura Jane Grace adds another layer of emotion and depth to the already compelling narrative.”
The film “Walls” was created as part of series of shorts exploring the cinematic power of C. P. Cavafy’s language, which premiered at the festival “Archive of Desire”: A Festival Inspired by the Poet C. P. Cavafy, held at the New Museum in Manhattan, NY, in May 2023.