Alexandros Avranas writing new Greek-language thriller
EXCLUSIVE: Writer-director to re-team with Miss Violence actors.
Miss Violence writer-director Alexandros Avranas is to re-team with producer Faliro House Productions and actors Eleni Roussinou and Christos Loulis on his next film.
“I am writing a new Greek-language script which will be ready in the coming months,” the director told Screen at the Jerusalem Film Festival. “I want to shoot next summer.
“It’s about a middle-class Greek couple who want to live an easy life, ‘The American Dream’, but they end up carrying out a murder for money in order to sustain their lifestyle,” he continued. “It’s about moral values.”
The as-yet untitled drama-thriller, based on a true story that took place in London, has already attracted interest from sales companies in the UK, Europe and the US.
The 36-year-old writer-director, repped by WME and Casarotto Ramsay & Associates, said his next film after the thriller would likely be an English-language film.
Well-received drama Miss Violence follows a family’s unusual grieving process after the death of their 11-year-old daughter.
While Avranas acknowledged this as a fertile time for Greek filmmakers, he rejected the notion that he is part of a ‘new wave’ of directors including the likes of Yorgos Lanthimos and Athina Rachel Tsangari: “I don’t understand it. ‘Movements’ and ‘Waves’ are about directors’ common philosophies. But we don’t even know each other. It’s not like the Nouvelle Vague who knew each other and were friends and discussed and shared ideas.”