SYNOPSIS

On the day of her birthday, eleven-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death with a smile on her face. While the police and Social Services try to discover the reason for this apparent suicide, Angeliki’s family keep insisting that it was an accident. What is the secret that young Angeliki took with her? Why does her family persist in trying to “forget” her and to move on with its life? These are the answers that the people from Social Services look for when they visit the family’s clean and orderly home.

DIRECTORS STATEMENT

Somewhere near the city center. Colored apartment blocks create a grey world. The quiet of an unbearable daily routine is broken by the suicide of a young girl. Like a symbol of many children who are forced to submit to the rules of a harsh, hopeless society, she proceeds to lay bare and reveal every kind of possible exploitation and manipulation carried out in a system which some people still call a family. The Father commands and defines the way the family functions through ways which are not much different to those used to manipulate society. I always wonder who has the power: the one who strikes or the one who feels the pain? The harshest violence is that of silence. Of the unspoken.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Born in Larissa in 1977. He studied at The Berlin University of the Arts. With his first feature film “Without”, he won 7 prices at the Greek State Award at the 49th Thessaloniki International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film and Best Cinematography at the Milano International Film Festival.

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CAST

FatherThemis Panou
MotherRena Pittaki
EleniEleni Roussinou
MyrtoSissy Toumasi
AlkminiKalliopi Zontanou
PhilipposConstantinos Athanasiades
AngelikiChloe Bolota
Social Welfare LadyMaria Skoula
PolicemanGiorgos Gerontidakis
School TeacherMaria Kallimani
NeighborAnna Koutsaftiki
Civil Status ServantRafika Chawishe
Company ExecutiveStefanos Kosmidis
Man in Public ToilettesChristos Loulis
GynecologistMartha Bouziouri
FriendNikos Hatzopoulos
Friend's WifeYiota Festa
Second FriendMinas Hatzisavvas
Social Welfare SirKostas Antalopoulos
Laundry Store OwnerGiorgos Symeonidis
Man in the Laundry StoreVasilis Kuhkalani
School DirectorVaso Iatropoulou

CREDITS

DirectorAlexandros Avranas
WritersAlexandros Avranas, Kostas Peroulis
Director of PhotographyOlympia Mytilinaiou
SoundNikos Bougioukos
EditorNikos Helidonides
Art DirectorsEva Manidaki, Thanassis Demiris
Costume DesignerDespina Chimona
Make Up ArtistsIoanna Symeonidi, Mary Stavrakaki, Apollonia B.
Sound MixingKostas Varybopiotis
Post Production 2|35
Executive ProducerChristos V. Konstantakopoulos
ProducersVasilis Chrysanthopoulos, Alexandros Avranas
Production CompaniesFaliro House Productions, Plays2place Productions