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.

  • Angeliki Antoniou
    Donusa, Eduart, Nights Gambled Away, The Unknown Athenians
  • Angeliki Antoniou
    Donusa, Eduart, Nights Gambled Away, The Unknown Athenians
  • Lilette Botassi
    The King, Hostage, Egg, Agon, The Island of Secrets, Bells, Threads & Miracles, Food for Love, Holy Boom, Entwined
  • Angeliki Papoulia
    Key Cast
    Dogtooth, The Lobster, Alps, Blast
  • Yannis Tsortekis
    Key Cast
    "Roula "
    Suntan, Wasted Youth, At Home, To Mikro Psari
  • Tasos Palatzidis
    Key Cast
    Uranya, Peppermint, El Greco
  • Dionysis Efthymiopoulos
    The Surface of Things (2017), Her Job (2018)
  • Minos Matsas
    Original Music
    Amerika Square (2017), Eftychia (2019)
  • Michalis Samiotis
    Production Designer
  • Dimitris Peponis
    Akadimia Platonos (2009), A Simple Man (2020)
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    Drama, Social, thriller
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 34 minutes 52 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 30, 2020
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    Modern Greek (1453-)
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Director Biography - Angeliki Antoniou

ANGELIKI ANTONIOU, director, screenwriter, producer, born in Athens, studied architecture in Greece and film direction at DFFB ( German Film and Television Academy in Berlin). She lives in Athens and in Berlin, a transnationalism that is reflected in her films, both in terms of production and themes. She has directed shorts, feature films and documentaries which have been awarded in numerous international festivals and have been released in several countries. Her acclaimed film, “EDUART”, participated in more than 50 film festivals (Moscow Competition, Palm springs, Montreal, San Francisco, Τhessaloniki ,Göteborg etc), was selected by the European Film Academy for the 2007 European Film Awards and it was Greece's submission for an Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Film 2008. She has been a jury member of international film festivals, has taught direction at the film school of the University in Thessaloniki and sometimes she serves as workshop leader and works with young filmmakers.

FILMOGRAPHY (Selection):
1987, PERSEPHONE, short, 20' / 1989, GEFANGENE DES MEERES (PRISONERS OF THE SEA), documentary, 80' /1992 DONUSA, feature film, 87' (GER-CH-GR) /Festival Locarno 1992 (Official Competition): A' Prix de la Jeunesse/1996, TÄNZE DER NACHT (DANCES OF THE NIGHT), documentary, 60'/1997, VERSPIELTE NÄCHTE (NIGHTS GAMBLED AWAY), feature film, 87' (GER-GR) Rated by the German Movie Association as "specially valuable" -Int. Film/ Festival Hof 1997: Award for Best Set Design / 38th Thessaloniki International Film Festival 1997, 4 Awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Script and Best Actress Award /2001, MESSERSCHARF, TV movie, 88' /2007 , EDUART, feature film, 105' (GR-GER)/ Selected by the European Film Academy for the 2007 European Film Awards/ Greece's submission for an Oscar Nomination for Best Foreign Film 2008. /47th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, 9 State Awards, among them: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, FIPRESCI Award for Best Greek Film / 29th Montpellier International Film Festival, 2007: Golden Antigone
2020, THE UNKOWN ATHENIANS (working title STRAYING IN ATHENS), Documentary 76’ (GER- GR), Selected Docs in Progress, Thessaloniki Doc. Film Festival 2016 , Τhessaloniki Doc. Film Festival 2020, Official International Competition
2020, GREEN SEA, feature film, color, 95' (GR-GER )

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Director Statement

“ A life without memory is no life at all.”- Luis Buñuel

In GREEN SEA, a woman suffering from amnesia, gets the chance to start a new life.

Angeliki Antoniou