Monday, 31 October 2016

Little England (2013) ~ Μικρά Αγγλία by Pantelis Voulgaris

Little England (GreekΜικρά ΑγγλίαMikra Anglia) is a 2013 Greek period dramaromancefilm directed by Pantelis Voulgaris. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Ioanna Karystiani, Voulgaris' wife, and stars Pinelopi Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Aneza Papadopoulou and Andreas Konstantinou. The plot revolves around two sisters, Orsa and Moscha from the island of Andros, dubbed Little England because of its affluence, who are both in love with Spyros; it starts in the interwar period and ends in the 1950s.
The film achieved commercial success in Greece, as it was the second-highest grossing film of 2013 and the first amongst the Greek films. Little England also met critical success domestically and abroad. It was nominated for thirteen Hellenic Film Academy Awards and won six, including the award for Best Film. Internationally, it dominated at the 2014 Shanghai International Film Festival, winning three Golden Goblet Awards for Best Feature FilmBest Director and Best Actress, and it is also nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Foreign Language FilmLittle England was submitted by Greece for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

Little England was a major hit in Greece, where it grossed $3,078,029, making it the second-highest grossing film of 2013 in the country behind only The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The film grossed $537,314 in its opening weekend and topped the box office, while it stayed in top four in the following six weekends.

Critical response

Boyd van Hoeij of The Hollywood Reporter describes the film as "A woman's picture in the best sense of the word" and a "handsomely mounted and impeccably acted film."

* Source: Wikipedia

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