A Place Called Home

Categories: 2014 Films,Saturday 1

Το Δένδρο και η Κούνια

Eleni, a successful professional woman of Greek origin lives and works in London, for the last fifteen years. Kyriakos her father lives in Greece, the mayor of his native hometown. A refugee child in Serbia after the war who had to battle his way back home, Kyriakos has never forgiven Eleni for leaving her country. One day, Eleni’s husband Harris loses his job in a big corporation and is posted to China indefinitely. The prospect of a new uprooting prompts Eleni to make a “return” trip to her homeland. Before embarking upon a distant journey, Eleni wants to bridge the distance between her and her father, but also give her daughter Anna a “home” if she ever needs it. On a deeper level though what she really needs is to find a way back “home” herself. On the pretext of responding to one of her father’s calls she takes Anna and comes to Greece, for Easter holiday. But when she reaches home nothing she finds is as she expects. A Serbian woman, Nina, is living with Kyriakos, looking after his big estate. Kyriakos has been harboring a few secrets of his own. Set in the Greek countryside, the story interweaves present reality, and political history in a modern tale about the relentless movement of people, repentance, acceptance and love.

Director/Writer: Maria Douza
Drama (2013): 1 hr 45 minutes

A Place Called Home


  • Best Feature Film Award, San Francisco Greek Film Festival, 2014