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SAYOME

Forcibly adopted by her grandfather, Sayome grew up on a remote Japanese village, isolated from her parents. She left Japan in her early twenties, following a Greek sailor to the island of Crete. There, she replaced her homeland with a new culture, a new language and family.

The news of her mother’s death, 35 years later, triggers her need to return home. We follow her journey from Crete to Japan, in search of the past she left behind. A film about family, identity, memory, karaoke and Greek dancing.

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Writer | Director:
Nikos Dayandas
Cinematography:
Stelios Apostolopoulos
Research:
Leonidas Liambeys
Editing:
Nikos Vavouris
Music:
The Tone Sopranos
Producers:
Rea Apostolides & Yuri Averof, An Anemon production in co-production with Madeleine Avramoussis/ARTE, ERT and the Greek Films Centre, with the support of MEDIA. Developed within the framework of the Documentary Campus 2009.
World distribution:
Anemon Productions

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