2017, 106 min, Greece, Dir: Dora Masklavanou

A lavish period drama set in 1950s Greece, POLYXENI follows its titular character (Katia Goulioni) from her childhood as an orphan through her adoption by a rich Greek Istanbulite family and her eventual rise to prominence as the heir to a fortune. Told through a series of flashbacks, Polyxeni’s life is riddled with obstacles as she struggles to navigate bourgeois society, where loyalties are always in question. Her true concern, however, is neither power nor money, but finding the long-lost brother from whom she was separated as a child. Winner of Best Feature Film and Best Performance (for Goulioni) at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2018.

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