Miss Violence

Miss Violence is a 2013 Greek film directed by Alexandros Avranas. It entered the competition at the 70th Venice International Film Festival.[1][2] Avranas won the Silver Lion for Best Director and actor Themis Panou won the Volpi Cup for Best Actor.[3][4] It was also shown at the 2013 Toronto Film Festival. It is a Faliro House Productions and Plays2place Productions film. The film was nominated for 8 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, winning 2 : for Best Actor (Themis Panou) and Best Supporting Actress (Renni Pittaki). It also won the Aluminum Horse for Best Script at the Stockholm International Film Festival.

Miss Violence
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Directed byAlexandros Avranas
Written byAlexandros Avranas
StarringChristos Loulis
Release date
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  • 1 September 2013 (2013-09-01) (Venice)
  • 21 November 2013 (2013-11-21) (Greece)


At her eleventh birthday, Angeliki commits suicide by jumping off the balcony.

From a partial point of view we observe the life of her family going on and, gradually, we discover the reasons for her gesture. After the girl's suicide, the "father" will try to restore the family, destroyed by the loss. Soon, however, it will be understood that something is wrong: an oppression persists on all children; it is not clear who is the son of whom; no one works, but the family does not seem to have any money problems and, above all, it becomes clear that the strange inter-family relationships actually hide something far more obscure and terrible.

It will be discovered how the girl's act was a step towards freedom, having learned from her aunt that the accomplishment of the eleven years would have been the turning point towards a future of psychological and sexual violence by the grandfather-head of the family. Tired of the violence, Myrto reveals part of the truth to a teacher, but this does not change the cards on the tables. Indeed, the father worsens them, thus decides to have her granddaughter prostitute.

The grandmother, once discovered what happened, kills her husband. Eleni discovers the father's body the next day; the woman cannot help but rejoice at her death, since for her, her sister and children it represents the end of oppression and prostitution. Once in the kitchen, however, she finds her mother, who orders her to lock the door: the nightmare is not over at all.


Critical responseEdit

The film received mostly positive reviews and was selected for the Fedeora prize for the best film from the Mediterranean region, while Greek director Alexandros Avranas was given the Silver Lion for Best Director for his work. [5] Rotten Tomatoes hosts two international critic reviews. [6]



  1. ^ "Venezia 70". labiennale. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
  2. ^ "Venice film festival 2013: the full line-up". The Guardian. London. 25 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-26.
  3. ^ "Official Awards of the 70th Venice Film Festival". Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  4. ^ "Vince l'Italia: Leone d'oro a "Sacro GRA"". La Repubblica. 7 September 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  5. ^ Lyman, Eric J. (7 September 2013). "Silver Lion, Venice 2013". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 7 September 2013.
  6. ^ "Miss Violence". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 7 September 2013.

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