Black Field

Black Field  {Mavro Livadi}
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Black Field
Mavro Livadi
Greece, 2010, 104 Minute Running Time
Topics: Drama, Gay/Lesbian, History
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Greek English Sub-Titles

This gorgeous, delicately crafted period piece chronicles a forbidden love story, set in 1654, when Greece was under the rule of the Ottoman Empire. It opens as a Janissary (a quasi-slave soldier, collected by force at an early age from a Christian family outside the Empire’s borders and trained to serve in the Turkish army) collapses, heavily wounded, on the doorstep of a remote convent. The older nuns regard him as little better than a wild animal and chain him in an empty cell as they try to nurse him back to health. But for Anthi, a young novice with a closely held secret, the captive provides a source of fascination.

Subtly treating graphic sexual confusion, religious self-loathing and ethnic identity issues in a mythic, character-driven story, director Vardis Marinakis uses remarkable, eerie visuals to chronicle Anthi’s path to freedom and self-discovery. Winner, Best Cinematography, Best Sets, Hellenic Film Awards.

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DIRECTOR: Vardis Marinakis
Producer: George Lykiardopoulos
Editor: Yiannis Halkiadakis
Screenwriter: Vardis Marinakis
Cinematographer: Marcus Waterloo
Music: Dimitris Maramis
Principal Cast: Sofia Georgovassili, Christos Passalis, Despoina Kourti, Vaggelio Andreadaki, Hakan Boyav
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Media Luna New Films - www.medialuna.biz


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