Slaves In Their Bonds, the comeback film of veteran director Tonis Lykouresis, has been selected as Greece’s official submission for the foreign language Academy Award.

Produced by Nikos Sekeris and backed by Nik-s movies, Multichoise Hellas-Nova, ERT Greek public TV and the Greek Film Center, the film offers a fresco of the social and political changes in rural Greece during the 20th Century. It is based on the novel of the same name by classical writer Constantinos Theotokis.

It was selected after it won six State Cinema Awards last November including that of best director.

Earlier this year the film enjoyed a healthy commercial run drawing 40,000 plus admissions. It also represents Greece in competition at the upcoming Cairo international film festival.