Sunday, March 6, 3 PM, Talbot Auditorium, Luther Bonney Hall, USM Portland campus
Director: Pantelis Voulgaris, Greece, 2014
Little England is Greek period drama/romance that takes place on the island of Andros, where 20-year-old Orsa and her younger sister, Moscha, live. Orsa is deeply in love with Spyros Matabes, a lieutenant, but she has never revealed her secret to anybody. On the other hand, Moscha dreams of leaving Andros and escaping women’s fate of marrying sailors, who are usually away from their families. Their mother, Mina, is married to a sea captain who has been away for years, considers marrying for love to be trouble. Over-riding her daughter’s emotions, she wants them to make wealthy marriages. Once married the two sisters share a double home built for them – and the house becomes even more divided as a forbidden love festers. Little England dominated the 2014 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, where it received 13 nominations and won six awards, including that for Best Film. It was the official submission by Greece to the Best Foreign Language film category of the 87th Academy Awards 2015, but it was not nominated. 132 minutes. In Greek with English Subtitles.