A Place Called Home

Original Title: To dentro kai i kounia

technical information

2013; Greece, Serbia; Drama, Family; 108 minutes; DCP, HDCAM-SR; 1:1.85; 5.1 mix; Original Language: English, Greek, Serbian; Subtitles: English

credits

Director
Maria Douza
Writer
Maria Douza
D.O.P.
Zafeiris Epameinondas
Editor
Yannis Kostavaras
Music
Anna Stereopoulou
Production Company
Steficon Production
Producer
Michael Sarantinos, Eleni Atsikbasis, Vasilis Katsoufis
Line Producer
Roula Nikolaou, Matija Simunec
Production Design
Giovanni Tzanetis
Costume Design
Nikol Panagiotou

cast

Eleni
Myrto Alikaki
Nina
Mirjana Karanovic
Kyriakos
Elias Logothetis
Markos
Nikos Orfanos
Anna
Iris Mitta
Mira
Eleni Kouletsi
  • Maria Douza
  • Myrto Alikaki
  • Mirjana Karanovic
  • Elias Logothetis

Maria Douza

Maria Douza studied History and Medieval Greek Literature in Greece, and film direction at the National Film and Television School of England. In 1994, she graduaded, with a record of seven short and medium length films. Among them were the awarded films “The Bridge” and “The Island”. In 2003, Maria started writing her first feature screenplay The Tree and The Swing. While in development, the screenplay received the Media New Talent Award, and the Odysseus Best Screenplay Award, but had to wait for some years before being realized, because of the financial crisis. Maria Douza is currently working on new projects “Beautiful City” and “Trapped”.

Selective Filmography

Short
1994
The Island
1990
The Bridge
1987
Happy Birthday Isabelle
1987
Hands
1985
Study
photo of Maria Douza

Myrto Alikaki

MYRTO ALIKAKI was born in Paris in 1972 and lived there until she was three. After finishing school she studied French Literature at the University of Thessaloniki and Acting at the Art Theatre - Karol Koun Drama School, from where she graduated in 1993. She later studied dance. Since then she has been working in the theatre, the cinema and the television.



She has played leading parts in the films My Brother and I, by Antonis Kokkinos, Black Out, by Menelaos Karamaggiolis (Best Actress Award), Under the Stars, by Christos Georgiou, and The Tree and The Swing, by Maria Douza. She has performed a wide range of leading roles of the international theatre repertoire, and has held the main part in lots of TV series: Anastasia, Absent, Singles, 10th Commandment, The Room of the Throne, If you love me etc.



Myrto teaches acting at the Art Theatre Karol Koun Drama School, speaks fluent English and French, and has two children.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2010
Epikindynes mageirikes
2007
Kleftes
1998
O adelfos mou ki ego
1998
Black Out p.s. Red Out
1996
Kavafis
TV Series
2009
Karma
2008
O angelos mou o diavolos mou
1998
I aithousa tou thronou
photo of Myrto Alikaki

Mirjana Karanovic

MIRJANA KARANOVIĆ, born in Belgrade is a Serbian actress known for many important roles in former Yugoslav films during the past thirty years. She made her screen debut in 1980 film Petrija's Wreath, earning accolades for her portrayal of an illiterate Serbian woman. She is best known to international audiences by her portrayal of the mother in the 1985 Emir Kusturica film When Father Was Away on Business.


She also played in the 1995 award-winning Kusturica movie, Underground. In 2003 Mirjana Karanović again made history by appearing in Croatian film, Witnesses. She was the first actress from Serbia to appear in a Croatian film since the break-up of Yugoslavia. In the film she played a Croatian war widow. In 2005 she played the main part in the film Grbavica (Golden Bear, at Berlinale 2006) by the Bosnian director Jasmila Žbanić, portraying a rape victim abused by Chetniks during the Bosnian War who has to come to terms with her teenager daughter regarding the nature of her birth.


Since then she has been in lots of films, Here and There, by Darko Lugulov, The Tree and The Swing, by Maria Douza and Monument by Darko Lugulov, among them.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2012
The Whirlpool
2010
Na putu aka Zwischen uns das Paradies
2006
Das Fräulein
2006
Grbavica
2003
Witnesses
1995
Underground
1985
When Father Was Away on Business
TV Series
2008
Vratice se rode
photo of Mirjana Karanovic

Elias Logothetis

ELIAS LOGOTHETIS, born at the island of Lefkada, studied Acting at the Art Theatre - Karol Koun Drama School, and under the guidance of the big master and founder of the theatre, he became one of the more talented and diverse actors of his generation. Even from before his graduation, he plunged into the deep waters of the international theatre repertoire, holding lead roles in the plays of Becket, Pinter, Shakespeare, Ionesko, Tenessy Williams, etc.



His acquaintance with the Greek composer Yannis Christou and the British playwright Harold Pinter have marked his career, and he was fortunate enough to perform the role of «Spooner» in front of the latter in his play No Man’s Land. He has worked closely with a number of Greek theatre and film directors like Yannis Smaragdis, Andreas Thomopoulos, Tassos Psarras, Kostas Ferris, as well as Theo Angelopoulos and Lakis Papastathis. His performances in the films Babylonia (by George Dizikirikis) and The Children of Helidona (by Kostas Vrettakos), earned him two Best Actor awards. Lately, he has been studying, directing and performing George Vizyinos’(1849 – 1896) classic work, The Sin of my Mother, in what he describes as his most valuable and personal contribution to Greek dramaturgy.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2013
Wild Duck
2011
Oi ippeis tis Pylou
2003
Um Filme falado - Reise nach Bombay
1998
Oi arithmimenoi
1998
To ainigma
1995
O tsalapeteinos tou Wyoming
1987
Made in Greece
TV Series
2004
Voitheia geitonoi
photo of Elias Logothetis
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