In Greek and English with English subtitles
2021 / 2:21
Cast: Mimi Denissi, Leonidas Kakouris, Burak Hakki, Katerina Geronikolou, Jane Lapotaire, Susan Hampshire, Rupert Graves, Giannis Voyiatzis, Tamilla Koulieva, Christos Stergioglou, Daphne Alexander
This moving, historical drama, told through the saga of a prominent Greek family, recounts the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks, and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations. In the present, a young Greek-American woman, visiting Greece with her grandmother to support the Syrian refugees, discovers that the similar Smyrna tragedy destroyed her own family 100 years earlier.
Nominated for 12 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress
Contains scenes of violence that may be too intense for young audiences.
Screened April 29, 2022 – Directors Guild in Manhattan
Screened May 1, 2022 – Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY