Mavro Livadi

Black Field

Black Field is set in 1654, when Greece was under Ottoman Empire occupation. A Janissary (a warrior of Greek origin recruited by force at a small age from his Christian family to serve in the Turkish army) arrives badly wounded at a remote Christian female monastery. He is nursed by Anthi, a young Greek nun who has taken an oath of silence. They fall in love against all odds. But Anthi is tormented by a dark secret, soon to be revealed: she is, in fact, a boy who grew up as a girl hidden in the monastery, in order to avoid being captured and becoming a Janissary.

Director's Biography
Vardis Marinakis, geb. 1971 in Athen, studierte Bauingenieur an der Polytechnischen Hochschule in Athen sowie Filmregie bei Stephen Frears an der National Film & Television School in London. Er arbeitete als Regisseur bei Werbefilmproduktionen und realisierte vier preisgekrönte Kurzfilme. Black Field, sein Spielfilmdebüt, gewann auf internationalen Festivals zahlreiche Auszeichnungen.

Filme (Auswahl): Kalokairinos erotas (Summer Love, 2002, KF), Defteri Fisi (Second Nature, 2005, KF), Mavro Livadi (Black Field, 2010)
European Panorama Fiction 2011
Vardis Marinakis
Greece 2010
104 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Vardis Marinakis
Cinematography Marcus Waterloo
Editing Yiannis Halkiadakis
Sound/Sounddesign Panos Tzelekis
Music Dimitris Maramis
With Sofia Georgovassili, Christos Passalis, Despoina Bebedeli, Maria Panourgia, Despoina Kourti, Vaggelio Andreadaki, Hakan Boyav
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