5:30 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. Screening
Dolby Cinema and Dolby Laboratories
1275 Market Street, San Francisco
Join us before the screening for a reception in the atrium. The festival is pleased to present the first-ever Spyros P. Skouras Lifetime Achievement Award to Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos. The award was created to honor outstanding film industry professionals of Greek descent.
Running Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Director: Dora Masklavanou
2018 Hellenic Film Academy – Iris Award for Cinematography, Original Music, Best Actress, Supporting Actress
2017 Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Youth Award for Best Film
In 1955 a couple of prominent Greek Istanbulites adopt an orphan Greek girl from the town of their origin. They offer her a powerful family name and ensure her devotion. Twelve-year-old Polyxeni is separated from her younger brother. She embarks on a new life and a future that looks bright. She receives an education, comes of age and falls in love. She has a lust for life, while unsuspicious of the devious plan of annihilation that others are weaving behind her back, targeting her large inheritance.
Director Dora Masklavanou is expected to attend this screening.