director's statement p. 2

Amanda's conflicted feelings about her pregnancy, especially as it impacts her art making, are further compounded by her geographical displacement. Exploring her surroundings becomes a way to reconcile ideas of being a mother and an artist in a new city, as Amanda begins to gain an agency that is reflected in her discovery of a new medium and a new confidence as well.

The film’s vérité style and slow pace invite the viewer to spend time with the characters and to share Amanda's experiences, both the mundane and those of exploration.

In Parity, I strived to depict moments that traditional narrative cinema does not typically show, and I hope that especially these prosaic moments become poignant and beautiful.

-Apolonia Panagopoulos, 2007