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The Woman who Missed Home


1 hour 22 minutes – 2005 – Drama, Romance

Anna is married to a much older man, and is consumed by homesickness. She decides to leave their home on the mainland and make her way back to her family on an island. She travels on a moonlit night, crossing the dark sea guided by a young boatman who is secretly in love with her.


Olia Lazaridou
Giorgos Tsouvaris
Spyros Stavrinidis
Maria Mina


DIRECTOR: Eleni Alexandraki
SCREENPLAY: Eleni Alexandraki
(based on a story by Alexandros Papadiamantis)
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Vassilis Kapsouros,
Christos Asimakopoulos
EDITING: Takis Yannopoulos
MUSIC: Nikos Papazoglou
SETS: Kalliopi Kopanitsa
COSTUMES: Kalliopi Kopanitsa
SOUND: Marinos Athanassopoulos


The film “The Woman who Missed Home” describes the pain of longing, a tender search for a hug by the all-absorbed Anna – played by Olia Lazaridou, with tenderness and playfulness, while her linen dress is the sail on the improvised mast of escape. And the end comes to seal, sweetly-sweetly, this escape, with the hug he always sought, and had kept the memory alive, like the voice of Papadiamantis that sounds like music…

Eleni Bistika – KATHIMERINI

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