Greece-Germany 2020, DCP, colour, 95'

SYNOPSIS

ANNA has lost her memory, but she hasn’t forgotten how to cook. One night she shows up in a working class neighborhood by a Greek harbor. There she meets the unpredictable loner ROULA and gets a job as a cook and a place to stay at his shabby tavern.

In the kitchen, amidst the scents of spices and old forgotten recipes, Anna struggles to recall her past and rebuild her life. Her simple yet delicious food awakens memories to the locals, who in turn help her to reconnect with herself. The story takes an unexpected turn when Roula suddenly 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, Angeliki Antoniou
Co-producers:
Jost Hering
Production:
Inkas Films (Athens)
Co-production:
Greek Film Centre, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, Athens), Angeliki Antoniou Filmproduktion (Berlin), Jost Hering Filme (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

DISTRIBUTION

Greece:
Filmtrade (Athens)

WORLD SALES

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

PRESS

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

Variety

"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

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!

Thorsten Schaumann

Centre for the Study and Research in Cinema

"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

tovima.gr

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

Giannis Zouboulakis

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ)

In "Green Sea" Angeliki Papoulia plays the leading part and she is sensational as always. She attracts all glances on her, like a magnet, because of her intensity and her kind of energy that we rarely experience.

Peter Körte

Greek News, Los Angeles

Anna's character was brilliantly portrayed by Angeliki Papoulia, an exceptional Greek actress known for the work on Dogtooth and The Lobster by director Yorgos Lanthimos. [...] Papoulia brought vulnerability and feistiness to the character, both elements necessary for her to thrive in her new environment. Yiannis Tsortekis delivered an exceptional performance in his portrayal of the lonely and enigmatic Roula. The supporting cast delivered fine performances as well. Green Sea is an exceptional offering not to be missed.

Vasilis Papoutsis

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.

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues many people started cooking or are still cooking at home. Preparing home-cooked meals was very important for most of us. It had real benefits for our mental and physical health. Just like it happens in the GREEN SEA. Though the film does not center on food; it is much more than this.

Angeliki Antoniou

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