ROZA OF SMYRNA 15+

Η ΡΟΖΑ ΤΗΣ ΣΜΥΡΝΗΣ

Credits

Director

George Kordellas

Producer

Panos Papahadzis

Writer

Christina Lazaridi, Giannis Giannellis

Country

Greece | Turkey, 2016

Running Time

97mins

Category

Drama | Romance

Language

Greek with English subtitles

Starring

Tasos Nousias, Evgenia Dimitropoulou, Leda Protopsalti, Yılmaz Gruda, Yulika Skafida, Petros Lagoutis, Cem Aksakal, Haris Emmanouil, Kostas Kazanas, Aysan Sümercan, Giannis Thomas, Penny Agorastou

Wherever she hides, her secrets follow…

Mysteries are uncovered and dirty laundry aired as one family’s closet is raided for skeletons in Roza of Smyrna, George Kordellas’ “Greco-Turkish Romeo and Juliet" (Ekathimerini).

Preparing for an exhibition in the Turkish city of Izmir (formerly known as Smyrna before the Greco-Turkish War of 1919-1922), a collector of historic objects and curiosities, Dimitris (Tasos Nousias), finds an untold story waiting in the depths of a small antiques store: a wedding dress stained with blood, a photograph and a letter.

These three items lead Dimitris and his girlfriend, Rita (Youlika Skafida, Apnea, GFF 2011), to the enigmatic Roza (Leda Protopsalti), matriarch of a once powerful family who has been holding the weight of the past on her shoulders for decades.

Based on the novel Ismael and Roza by Giannis Giannellis and featuring two original songs by Haris Alexiou, Roza of Smyrna was nominated for the Orpheus Award for Best Feature Film at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2017.


Το συλλεκτικό πάθος του Δημήτρη, για παλιές φωτογραφίες από τις χαμένες πατρίδες της Μικράς Ασίας, ένα ματωμένο νυφικό και ένα γράμμα, γίνονται η αφορμή για να ανασυρθεί, από ένα παλιατζίδικο, μια ερωτική ιστορία 60 χρόνων. Μια μικρή ιστορία από αυτές που σφραγίζουν τη μεγάλη Ιστορία.  

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