Greece-Germany 2020, DCP, colour, 95'


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.


Directed by:
Angeliki Antoniou
Angeliki Antoniou, inspired by the novel "GIA NΑ DEI TI THALASSA" by Evgenia Fakinou
Script editor:
Christina Lazaridi
Lilette Botassi, Jost Hering, Angeliki Antoniou
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
Dimitris Peponis
Nikos Papadimitriou
Re-recording mixer:
Costas Fylaktidis
Sound editor:
Ioannis Giannakopoulos
Sound design:
Nils Gradlowski
Minos Matsas
Sotiria Marini, Akis Gourzoulidis
Make-up artist:
Vicky Tataki
Angeliki Papoulia, Yannis Tsortekis, Tasos Palatzidis, Christos Kontogeorgis, Meletis Georgiadis, Stefanos Kosmidis, Vaso Iatropoulou, Anastasia Dendia, Fivos Papakostas, Anneta Papathanasiou


Filmtrade (Athens)





"Green Sea" in Cannes Marché du Film 2020 (Work in Progress): "This past month during this pandemic period many of us were cooking, and are still cooking at home," said director Angeliki Antoniou ("Eduart," "Donusa") presenting her drama "Green Sea" which turns on a woman who has lost her memory but not ability to cook, and so is afforded a second opportunity in life

Nick Vivarelli

Sight & Sound

One of the highlights was Angeliki Antoniou's Green Sea, a gastro-delicious film starring Dogtooth's Angeliki Papoulia as amnesia-stricken writer Anna

Georgia Korossi

Hof International Film Festival

Angeliki Antoniou tells of miraculous encounters that are connected by the most beautiful things in life: food and love! At the same time, the film is almost fairytale-like, simply wonderful cinema!

Press release

Centre for the Study and Research in Cinema

From the three Greek films dealing with memory this year, "Green Sea" by Angeliki Antoniou clearly stands out. It is a post-nouvelle vague work with noir elements, for the endless eternal time, and the memory it carries with it

Alexis Dermentzoglou

Memory loss plays the most important role in "Green Sea", the best fiction film to date by the experienced Angeliki Antoniou ("Eduart")

Giannis Zouboulakis


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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