Polyxeni – by Dora Masklavanou, 18.01.2019, 20:00, Cinema 1

Greece 2017, 100 min, OmengU, FSK: 18


In 1955 a couple of prominent Greek Istanbulites adopt an orphan Greek girl from the 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. She embarks on a new life and a future that looks bright. She receives an education, comes of age and falls in love. She has a lust for life, while unsuspicious of the devious plan of annihilation that others are weaving behind her back, targeting her large inheritance.

Dora Masklavanou

is a director, writer and actress. Her first feature ‘Tomorrow is Another Day’ (2001) was a critical success and the second one ‘Coming as a Friend’ (2005) brought her more attention and made a career in festivals. Dora’s latest credits include the screenplay of Filippos Tsitos’ latest film ‘Unfair World’ (2011), which was presented at the Official Competition of San Sebastian Film Festival 2011. ‘POLYXENI’ is her third feature film.