Inspired by historical events, CLIFFS OF FREEDOM is a timeless and romantic story of bravery and faith between a Greek village girl and a Turkish Ottoman Colonel during the dawn of the Greek War for Independence.
In 1821, during the first year of the Greek War for Independence and the rebellion against the Ottoman Empire, the twenty-year-old Greek woman, Anna-Christina, falls for the conflicted Turkish officer, Colonel Tariq, who is having second thoughts about his compatriots' brutal approach to governing. However, Tariq and Anna's fledgeling romance is bound to bring suffering not only to her family but also her community. As a result, bent on retaliating, Christina summons up the courage to take part in the Revolution, and, unintentionally, she becomes a local symbol of the ever-growing Greek resistance movement, inspiring her fellow brothers and sisters-in-arms to take action. But, sooner or later, Christina will have to face her long-buried feelings for the man who still cares for her; a pivotal moment that will lead to tragic results.Written by
I went to see Cliffs of Freedom Film with my husband. We truly enjoyed it. It does a good job at paying homage to our modern Greek history. While the main characters are fictional, they are supported by historical characters.
The story takes place during an actual historical event, the Battle of Valtetsi, and gives references to others that we, as Greeks know of very well, like the beloved Souliotises & the Filiki Etairia.
Anna Christina becomes the Greek heroine that we want & expect her to be. The real theme that came across to us was "freedom or death". The romance helps to create emotional conflict, and is not the typical Hollywood romance, but rather respects the integrity of the time period it is from.
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