Greece-Germany 2020, DCP, colour, 95'

SYNOPSIS

ANNA has lost her memory, but she hasn’t forgotten how to cook. One night she appears in a working-class neighborhood by a Greek harbor. There she meets the unpredictable loner ROULA and finds work and hospitality at his humble tavern. In the kitchen, amidst the scents of spices, and old forgotten recipes, she struggles to reconstruct her past. Her simple but delicious food awakens memories for the regulars who in turn help her to reconnect with herself. The story then takes an unexpected turn when Roula suddenly stumbles upon the GREEN SEA and discovers Anna’s true identity.

CREDITS & CAST

Directed by:
Angeliki Antoniou
Screenplay:
Angeliki Antoniou, inspired by the novel "GIA NΑ DEI TI THALASSA" by Evgenia Fakinou
Script editor:
Christina Lazaridi
Producers:
Lilette Botassi, Jost Hering, Angeliki Antoniou
Production:
Inkas Films (Athens), Greek Film Centre, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, Athens), Jost Hering Filme (Berlin), Angeliki Antoniou Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Production supported by:
EKOME SA (National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication, Athens)
Screenplay developed within the:
MFI Script 2 Film Workshops programme
Direction of Photography:
Dionysis Efthymiopoulos
Art direction:
Michalis Samiotis
Costume design:
Chrysa Daponte
Editing:
Dimitris Peponis
Sound:
Nikos Papadimitriou
Re-recording mixer:
Costas Fylaktidis
Sound editor:
Ioannis Giannakopoulos
Sound design:
Nils Gradlowski
Music:
Minos Matsas
Casting:
Sotiria Marini, Akis Gourzoulidis
Make-up artist:
Vicky Tataki
Cast:
Angeliki Papoulia, Yannis Tsortekis, Tasos Palatzidis, Christos Kontogeorgis, Meletis Georgiadis, Stefanos Kosmidis, Vaso Iatropoulou, Anastasia Dendia, Fivos Papakostas, Anneta Papathanasiou

DIRECTOR'S NOTE

May 10th, 2020

GREEN SEA is inspired by the Greek novel “To see the sea” from the acclaimed writer Evgenia Fakinou. I loved the idea that a woman who has amnesia still remembers how to cook.

These last months, during this pandemic period, many of us were cooking or are still cooking at home. Preparing food was very important for most of us. It almost had a healing influence on our souls. Just like it happens in GREEN SEA. Though the film is not only about cooking; it is much more than this.

Angeliki Antoniou

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