Isidoros Georgiou is young and well educated. Presentable and boundlessly ambitious. With powerful connections and indifferent to the political situation. He is working as a teacher of people with hearing problems and, around 1970, he is selected as a news presenter in sign language at the newly formed national television. Every night, a little after eight, the entire nation is attentively watching on their tv screens, this intriguing man who claims that he speaks through gestures. Yet, behind his glittering, smooth image, Isidoros Georgiou harbours a secret that, were it to get out, would overturn his life as well as the lives of those that surround him.
The Invention of the Shadow is a commentary on the insanity of power and its potential for blinding human existence and leading it irrevocably to emotional impoverishment. To a place where consciousness, the sense of duty, erotic desire, truth and falsehood have relevance only to the extent that they function as supports of power.