Miss Violence

Miss Violence

Credits

Director

Alexandros Avranas

Country

Greece, 2013

Running Time

98mins

Category

Drama

Language

Greek with English subtitles

 “A sub-Hanekean portrait of a bourgeois family whose apparent civility masks a festering sore of unspeakable patriarchal foulness.” The Guardian

With arguably even darker intent than Dogtooth (GFF 09), Alexandros Avranas’ Miss Violence is a gruesomely disturbing tale of domestic and sexual abuse that swept this year’s Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

On her 11th birthday, Angeliki (Chloe Bolota) launches herself off the balcony of the family’s apartment to her death below while wearing a smile on her face. As the authorities and child protection agencies investigate the reasons behind such a tragic ending of young life, the nightmarish reality of both Angeliki and her siblings’ lives are exposed in stark, horrific fashion.

“Miss Violence fulfils the grisly promise of its title.” Time Out London

Warnings: Physical and sexual assault subject matter

Written by: Alexandros Avranas, Kostas Peroulis 
Produced by: Vasilis Chrysanthropoulos, Alexandros Avranos, Christos Konstantakopoulos
Cast: Themis Panou, Reni Pittaki, Chloe Bolota, Eleni Roussinou, Sissy Toumasi, Kalliopi Zontanou, Konstantinos Athanasiades, Maria Skoula

About the Director:
Alexandros Avranas hails from Larissa, Greece. He studied sculpture at the School of Fine Arts Athens and, in 2004, he graduated from Universität der Künste Berlin. Arvanas made his first full-length writing and directorial debut Without in 2008. Miss Violence is his second film.

Greek Synopsis:
Η απρόσμενη αυτοκτονία της 11χρονης Αγγελικής γίνεται η αιτία να ξεσκεπαστούν τα τραγικά μυστικά τόσο της δικής της πολυτάραχης ζωής όσο και αυτής των αδελφιών της.

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