I Epistrofi | The Homecoming

Directed by Vassili Douvlis Sunday November 27th at 8:00 PM - Wednesday November 30th

Greece - 2007 - Color - 98’ - in Greek with English subtitles
With Arto Apartian, Maria Skoula, Artur Luzi

Story line

After 35 years working in a factory in Germany, Ilias returns to his almost deserted village and buys a service station. He wants to start anew but soon feels like a foreigner in his own country. His relationship with Eleni, his younger and still beautiful wife, is going though a serious crisis. Eleni, who married him when she was very young to escape her poverty, now feels she is suffocating. Their life changes when Ilias saves Petros, an Albanian illegal immigrant and hires him in his shop.

festival & award

open

2007 :
Fipresci Award, Tessaloniki International Film Festival
2008 :
Variety Critics’ Choice Section, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

 


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