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MISS VIOLENCE Unclassified 18+

International Panorama | Feature
D Alexandros Avranas | Greece, 2013
L Greek
Tags: Award Winner, Head Trip, Relationships, Urban
 

"Less part of the current Hellenic Weird Wave than a more classical – in all senses of the word – Greek family tragedy." – Hollywood Reporter

Winner of the Best Actor and Best Director awards at Venice, this immaculately crafted drama is another addition to the twisted narrative of Greek New Wave. From the stunning opening sequence, where an 11-year-old girl jumps to her death, this is one dark journey into family dysfunction.

As Alexandros Avranas' artfully constructed film follows the authorities' attempts to find out why the girl suicided, the off-kilter behaviour of her large family reveals something very rotten at its core and, by extension, with contemporary Greek society.

With excellent performances and stark production design, Miss Violence is a chilling, overwhelming experience that firmly situates Avranas in the upper echelons of international filmmaking.

Contains content that may offend.

D Alexandros Avranas P Vasilis Chrysanthopoulos, Alexandros Avranas, Christos Konstantakopoulos S Alexandros Avranas, Kostas Peroulis WS Elle Driver L Greek w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013

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