‘Xenia’: Greece’s Submission to the 2016 Academy Awards

xenia-oscars Greek film “Xenia,” directed by Panos Koutras is Greece’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 2016 Academy Awards.

After the films triumphal journey in theaters across the world, namely in Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Serbia, Croatia, Mexico and soon the United States and the United Kingdom, “Xenia” has finally made it to the Oscars.

The decision to submit Koutras’ film at the American Film Academy was taken by the Greek Ministry of Culture Committee that sent the film in the first round of selection for films that will represent this year’s global production at the 88th Academy Awards.

Xenia” is a film about two teen brothers crossing the country to find their Greek father after their Albanian mother passes away. Their goal is to ensure their Greek citizenship. The movie was selected to compete at the Un Certain Regard section of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, while it was also selected to be screened at the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

The film stars are: Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Romanna Lobats, Aggelos Papadimitriou, Yannis Stankoglou and Marissa Triantafyllidou.