“Miss Violence” Wins Best Screenplay Award

miss-violence-vf-posterAlexandros Avranas and Costas Peroulis won the Best Screenplay award for the film “Miss Violence,” at the 24th International Film Festival in Stockholm.

Other films that participated in the competition section of the festival was, Valeria Golino’s “Honey,” Clio Barnard’s  “The selfish giant” (two films nominated for the European award, Lux), Michael Konstandatos’ “Luton” and Steve McQueen’s new film, “12 years a slave.”

This year’s Stockholm Film Festival started on November 6 and ends on November 17. It includes 170 films from more than 40 countries. Elina Psykou’s “The eternal return of Antonis Paraskevas” will participate in the Twilight Zone section.

The Best Screenplay award is added to the other distinctions for Avranas’ film. “Miss Violence” talks about the relations of power and violence developed between the members of a modern family. The film was honored with the Silver Lion in the 70th International Venice Film Festival, while Themis Panos won the First Actor award for his playing.

The success of the film continued in Reykjavik Film Festival, where it received the special prize from the jury of Zagreb, Sao Paulo, and Montreal where it won the Daniel Langlois Innovation Award. “Miss Violence”  was one of the ten films screened in Toronto in the program City to City, where Athens was the honored city for this year’s event.