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Directed by Dora Masklavanou

  • Greece 2017; 100 min
  • Original version: Greek
  • Genre: Drama
    • Best Feature Film Youth Jury Award - Thessaloniki IFF
    • Greece's Submission for the 91st Academy Awards


In 1955 a couple of prominent Greek Istanbulites adopt an orphan Greek girl from the "sacred" town of their origin. They offer her a powerful family name and ensure her devotion. Twelve-year-old Polyxeni is separated from her younger brother and embarks on a new life and a future that looks bright; she receives an education, she becomes of age and falls in love. She has a lust for life, all the while unsuspicious of the devious plan of annihilation that others are weaving behind her back, targeting her large inheritance.



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