Reactions were caused by the decision of a primary school teacher in Attica to show (among other things awarded as the best European film for children) “Boys in the Shower” to the students in her class.

The situation, in fact, progressed, with the parents of a student taking legal action, asking the school’s management and the Directorate of Primary Education, as well as the Ministry of Education, to establish whether the film was approved for showing within the school.

In fact, the film, by the Swedish director, Christian Zetterberg, is not only not romantic, but has won a series of awards – among them the European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) award for Best European Short Film for Children in 2022 – while considered suitable for ages 11 to 18.

The protagonists of the short film, lasting only 9 minutes, are two young boys who are forced from an early age to “prove” their masculinity.