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A Feature film by Maria Iliou

Produced by Rosem Films

Production year : 2004


    A film about love, lies an truths. Elena and Nina, mother and daughter, two Greek women who live abroad, take a trip together to Alexandria, the city where Elena grew up and was forced to leave in 1956. While Nina discovers her mother’s city, she meets Yusri who fascinates her, Yusri whom she tries to avoid as though she is afraid of her own feelings. The trip becomes a journey into the past, when Nina finds out that when Elena was a young girl, she had experienced the great love of her life in the cosmopolitan Alexandria of the 1950s with the French writer Albert Janowski, and asks her mother to tell her the story. For the first time mother and daughter grow close, but a few days later, Nina discovers that her mother hadn’t told her the whole truth…

    Actors (16)

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Rosem Films

    Foreign production companies :

    Videa S.p.A., Poli-Plio

    French distribution :

    Rosem Films

    Co-production :

    Parnasse Production/Parnasse International

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    Full credits (12)

    Executive Producer :

    Sylvain Bursztejn

    Director of Photography :

    Yannis Drakoularakos

    Production Manager :

    Nikos Nikolettos

    Sound Editor :

    Kinan Akawui

    Music Composer :

    Ludovico Einaudi

    Costume designers :

    Miranta Theodoridou, Agni Doutsi

    Screenwriters :

    Stephen Cleary, Maria Iliou

    Sound Recordist :

    Frédéric Ullman

    Editor :

    Yorgos Triantafillou

    Production Designers :

    Agni Doutsi, Dimitris Ziakas

    Construction Manager :

    Nikos Triantafillopoulos

    Sound Mixer :

    Kostas Varibobiotis

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    French, Greek, Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    Greece, Italy, France (100.0%)

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (Greece, Italy, France)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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