Homeland is the story of a country and a family in free fall. Three generations of a family (the 50s generation, the one growing up during the restoration of Democracy in the 70s, and the generation of today) clash irrevocably over an adoption they decided to make 20 years ago.
Amalia Moutoussi, Thanos Samaras, Ioanna Tsirigouli, Errikos Litsis, Youla Boudali, Ieronymos Kaletsanos, Christos Passalis, Despina Georgakopoulou, Yorgos Valais, Marissa Triandafyllidou, Maria Kallimani
Festivals / Awards
Venice IFF 2010 – Critics’ Week – World Premiere
Athens IFF (Best 1st Film Director Award), Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2010, Goteborg IFF 2011, Monaco CIFF (Best Director Award), Istanbul IFF 2011, Karlovy Vary IFF 2011, Voices IFF 2011, Era New Horizons IFF 2011, FIC Valdivia 2011, Manaki Brothers ICFF 2011, Mar del Plata IFF 2011, etc.
5 Awards by the Hellenic Film Academy including Best 1st Film Director.
“This is a film that dares to interweave a heavy individual tale with social evolution, a film that is challenging in terms of both art and politics, and that on top of all this manages to maintain high artistic qualities. Doesn’t that sound like exactly the sort of thing that nagging writers are always going on about? Viola! The feature debut of young Syllas Tzoumerkas has it all. It tells the story of a family tragedy afflicting three generations of a Greek family, while interweaving the nation’s history from the junta years of the 1960s, past the leftist 1970s and right up to the student revolts of today. Several aspects of Greek society are in for a beating; the patriarchy, the family and sanctimonious politics. You have to pay attention – as there are some chronological leaps here – but the viewer who stays alert will be richly rewarded.”
— Gunnar Bolin, Sveriges Radio
Feature Film, 107′, 35mm, Color, Dolby Digital, Greece 2010.