Greece, 1654. A seriously wounded Janissary arrives at a cloister situated on a cliff, and the sisters take him in and care for him. Sister Anthi, one of those who tends him, falls in love ...
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Alexis wants to learn everything about her mother's past. To her surprise, she finds out that her family is connected with the isolated island of Spinaloga - the former settlement of lepers. The adaption of the best-selling novel, "The Island", by Victoria Hislop.
End of July, and it's holiday time. Panos and Michalis are brothers-in-law from Thessaloniki and run a small business together. Brimming over with high spirits, they leave for Thasos to ... See full summary »
Against the backdrop of an ongoing socio-economic collapse, a disillusioned mother of three is trapped in a vicious circle of terrible decisions and sharply ruthless actions. What can drive a perfectly normal individual to great extremes?
Greece, 1654. A seriously wounded Janissary arrives at a cloister situated on a cliff, and the sisters take him in and care for him. Sister Anthi, one of those who tends him, falls in love with the soldier and eventually helps him escape. The central focus of the film does not come out of its historical context but is derived from the relationship between the two main characters and, above all, from the quest for freedom and identity for young Anthi. The initially silent sister, hiding a surprising secret, discovers heretofore unknown desires that lead her to a radically altered view of herself.Written by
Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
I loved that movie! Excellent performances! Very beautiful set! An Oscar movie in my opinion! The story in about a Greek monastery during the period of the Ottoman occupation of Greece in 17th century and it is about the quirky relationship between a nun and a ganissar ( elite infantry soldier that formed the Ottoman Sultan's household troops and bodyguards . Ganissars first began as an elite corps of slaves made up of kidnapped young Christian boys from all the Balkans and were given the choice to convert to Islam, and became famed for internal cohesion cemented by strict discipline and order)
The location of the film is much challenging . The actors are great and the filmmakers succeed with minimal means to represent successfully the historical period. Remarkably, lyrical shots reveal the magnificence of nature and create a beautiful atmosphere. In "Black meadow" don't fit neither religions nor armies. Only rebellious souls returning to nature along with their wild instincts
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