Two young refugees from Northern Epirus, cross the Albanian border into Greece, the land of their dreams at night. With them is a boy whose mother was killed in a clash with Albanian border guards. The odyssey of these three people, a journey to the very heart of Greece. Their discovery of this country’s strenght and weaknesses. Their acquaintance with the endurance and limits of every modern western society. “In Albania they called us Greeks and in Greece, Albanians…” Thomas tells Achilles a little before the end.
He was born in Athens and studied economy. He entered the London International Film School where he studied direction. From 1985 to 1988, he made 25 documentaries for national GreeK TV channel. Ap’ti Hioni is his first feature film and was awarded in Greece.
Sotiris Goritsas, daprès un roman de Sotiris Dimitriou
Centre du Cinéma Grec
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Title in Original Version : Venus de la neige / From The Snow