International Feature Film Competition / International premiere

Joy (Hara)

  • Elias Giannakakis /
  • Greece /
  • 2012 /
  • 80 mins

Amalia Moutousi, Giorgos Symeonidis, Lyda Protopsalti, Stefania Goulioti / Fiction / Greek

Misplaced maternal love leads to a desperate crime.

A woman walks out of a maternity ward with a baby. She spends the following days meticulously taking care of the newborn, feeding him and singing him lullabies. She’s not the baby’s mother, however, but a kidnapper. Arrested and put on trial, she refuses to speak a word in her defence... An austere, almost classical telling of a tragedy that could have happened anywhere and anytime — and not just in a society in deep crisis like Greece today.

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