A modern day and disturbing greek family tragedy.
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Almost every Greek film I've had the fortune of seeing has an element of being psychotic, bizarre and disturbing (Dogtooth looking right at you) but that's nothing new. One look at your ancient history books will give you an in depth and absolute batshit crazy look at greek tragedies – Miss Violence is not any different; it's depressing, disturbing and twisted.
Written and Directed by Greek born Alexandros Avranas, who would go on to direct Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg in True Crimes last year does an amazingly superb job here. If you want an idea
It's Angeliki's 11th birthday and a party is held for her. Everyone is having a wonderful time full of dancing, music and food. Everything seems normal until Angeliki jumps off the family balcony and commits suicide. Her mother and father remain defiant that it was an accident but something more sinister is lurking behind closed doors. Terrible secrets and hideous lies are at the forefront.
Miss Violence is a disturbing masterpiece of cinema. Not for the faint hearted but definitely worth a look. It's no surprise the film was nominated for 8 Hellenic Film Academy Awards and winning two awards for Best Actor (Themis Panou) and Best Supporting Actress (Renni Pittaki).
Written by Matthew
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Sissy Toumasi, who played 14 year old Myrto, made her film debut with Miss Violence. At time of filming, Sissy was 24 years old.