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by George Kordellas


The enigmatic old woman Rosa from Izmir and the powerful Ismael live for decades with the weight of a well-kept secret. An avid collector of Greek objects in Asia Minor, Dimitris, prepares an exhibition in a renowned museum in Athens on Culture of Nationalities who cohabited in Izmir before the genocide. In a trip to Izmir with the curator of the museum and his girlfriend Rita, he accidentally finds in a small antique shop a Greek wedding dress that is stained with blood. An old photograph, a wedding dress soiled with blood and a letter, become the reason to retract their story from the past.

international title: Roza of Smyrna
original title: I Róza tis Smýrnis
country: Greece, Turkey
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: George Kordellas
film run: 97'
release date: GR 22/12/2016
screenplay: Christina Lazaridi
cast: Leda Protopsalti, Tasos Nousias, Evgenia Dimitropoulou, Yilmaz Gruda, Youlika Skafida, Cem Aksakal, Haris Emmanouel Aggourakis, Petros Lagoutis, Kostas Kazanas, Sumercan Aysan, Giannis Thomas, Peny Agorastou
cinematography by: Kostas Gikas
film editing: Yannis Tsitsopoulos
art director: Spyros Laskaris
costumes designer: Yioula Zoiopoulou
music: Dimitris Papadimitriou
producer: Panos Papahadzis
co-producer: Baran Seyhan, Eirini Souganidou
production: Argonauts Productions, Feelgood Entertainment, Sarmasik Sanatlar (TR)
distributor: Feelgood Entertainment