admin On settembre - 2 - 2013


On the day of her birthday, eleven-yearold Angeliki jumps off the balcony and falls to her death with a smile on her face. While the police and social services try to discover the reason for this apparent suicide, Angeliki’s family keep insisting that it was an accident. What is the secret that young Angeliki took with her? Why does her family persist in trying to “forget” her and to move on with its life?

Miss Violence by Alexandros Avranas – Greece, 99'

language: Greek – s/t English, Italian

Themis Panou, Eleni Roussinou


Director’s Statement:

Somewhere near the city center. Colored apartment blocks create a grey world. The quietness of an unbearable daily routine is broken by the suicide of a young girl. Like a symbol of many children who are forced to submit to the rules of a harsh, hopeless society, she proceeds to lay bare and reveal every kind of possible exploitation and manipulation carried out in a system which some people still call a family. The father commands and defines the way the family functions through ways which are not much different to those used to manipulate society. I always wonder who has the power: the one who strikes or the one who feels the pain? The harshest violence is that of silence. Of the unspoken.

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