Jean Pierre Lorit stars in this nostalgic,
romantic film about love, life and truth. It follows Elena and her
daughter Nina on their journey along the sandy stretches of Egyptian
coast to the mythical city of Alexandria where Elena grew up. The
quiet journey becomes a turbulent sojourn into the past when Nina
unravels the true story behind the 'great love' of her mother's
2002/ Drama / Romance / Rating:R18
Elena, age 60, and Nina, 24, mother and daughter, decide to go on a
journey to the mythical city of Alexandria, in Egypt. Elena, an opera
singer, spent her youth in Alexandria, but left in 1956 for reasons she
would never tell. The quiet journey becomes a turbulent sojourn into the
past, and Nina discovers that her mother had played the main part in a
tempestuous love affair. She asks Elena to tell her the details of this
obscure episode. The mother consents and tells her daughter that her
father, Nina's grandfather, was responsible for her disillusion in love,
in that he was a conservative and authoritarian man who had prevented her
from having a relationship with someone foreign and older. Nina is to
discover that she has not been told all of the truth and, while she seeks
to go back over her mother's past, she becomes involved with young seducer
Yusri Davis. She is fearful of assuming the relationship and knows that on
her, Nina's, decision will weigh the tortuous paths that her mother, even
today, regrets she took.
Source: Sao Paolo Film Festival 2001
"Alexandria adroitly questions the bonds of family and the untold
complications to be found on the path of love." - Foundation of
Hellenic Culture website
Jean Pierre Lorit stars in this nostalgic, romantic film about love, life
It follows Elena and her daughter Nina on their journey along the sandy
stretches of Egyptian coast to the mythical city of Alexandria where Elena
grew up. The quiet journey becomes a turbulent sojourn into the past when
Nina unravels the true story behind the 'great love' of her mother's life.
Winner - Four International Awards and one
Greek State Film Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Starring Jean Pierre Lorit from Three Colours Red
"There is much beauty in Maria Iliou's second feature:
the sandy stretches of Egyptian coast, the meticulous recreation of a
bygone Alexandria, the faces of the cast and the herione's increasingly
lucid versions of the love story of her life." Derek Elley -
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Jean Pierre Lorit (A Matter Of Taste; Three Colours Red), Camille
Panonacle, Sylvia De Santis, Salvatore Lazzaro, Michelle Valley, Angelos
Antonopoulos, Irene Iglessi, Dioni Kourtaki
Script: Maria Iliou
Cinematography: Yannis Drakoularakos
Music: Ludovico Einaudi
Editing: Giorgos Triantafilou
Sound Mix: Costas Varibopiotis
Art Director: Agni Doutsi, Dimitris Ziakas
Costume Design: Miranda Theodoridou, Agni Doutsi
Sound Recording: Frederic Ullman
Production Manager: Nikos Nikolettos
Make-up artist: Daniele Vuarin
Optical Effects: Harold Herbert
Constructions: Nikos Triantafyllopoulos
Producers: Maria Iliou, Sylvain Burzestein, Sandro Parenzo
Co-production: Poli Plio Films (Greece), Rosem Films (France), Videa SpA
With the support of: Greek Film Centre
With the support of: Accelere, PPV Productions, Alpha TV, The Eurimages
Fund of the Council of Europe and Media, Strategics, Cyprus Advisory
Council, MINISTERIO PER I BENI E LE ATTITIVA CULTURALI, Roma, IF
COSTOPOULOS FOUNDATION, MEDIA: ARISTA, MEDIA DEVELOPMENT FUND, MEDIA
Platinum Romance Special Jury Award, Best feature
film for the Romance category, WORLDFEST HOUSTON, USA 2002
Audience Award, SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM
FESTIVAL, Brazil 2001
3rd Best Film Award, Wurzburg International Film Weekend, Germany 2002
Best costumes by Miranda Theodoridou & Agni Doutsi, Thessaloniki
International Film Festival, 2002
Best Actress Award to Camille Panonacle (young
Elena), 3rd Las Palmas International Film Festival, 2002
Screened also at 33rd International Film Festival of India, 2002
Born in Athens in 1960. Graduated from the University of Padova where she
majored in "Lettere e Filosofia". Studied film directing at the
Stavrakos Film School in Greece and at the Ipotesi Film School in Italy.
In 1988 she won a scholarship to continue studying film in Rome. Worked as
first assistant director in many feature films in Italy. She now lives and
works in Athens, Greece.
1987 THE ENCOUNTER, fiction film, 16mm, 30'
1991 SEAWARD WINDOW, feature film, 16mm, 60'
1996 THREE SEASONS, feature film, 35mm, 90'
1997 AEGEAN, documentary, 55'
1999 STOP THE BOMBS, documentary, 30'
2001 ALEXANDRIA, feature film, 35mm, colour, 115'
"When I went to the Worldfest, I got to see some amazing movies. The
second one I saw, Alexandria by Maria Iliou, has become one of my favorite
movies of all time," Langam said.
"It was in Greek, Italian and French, and despite having to read the
English subtitles, the whole time it really touched me."
Jennifer Langam, attended the Worldfest Film Festival after Film Studies
Rated: R 18+
Duration: 105 mins
Language: Greek & French
Greece, Italy, France