Alexandros Avranas Working on New Greek Thriller

Filmmaker Alexandros Avranas accepting the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 2013 Venice Film Festival.
Filmmaker Alexandros Avranas accepting the Silver Lion Award for Best Director at the 2013 Venice Film Festival.

Fresh off the buzz surrounding his award-winning drama “Miss Violence,” filmmaker Alexandros Avranas is back at work with the same team and writing a new Greek thriller.

While at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Avranas told Screen Daily earlier this week that he is writing a new Greek-language script which he plans to shoot next summer. The writer and director is teaming up with “Miss Violence” producer Faliro House Productions, as well as actors Eleni Roussinou and Chris Loulis, who both appeared in the film. His latest untitled project is based on a true story that occurred in London.

“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 said. “It’s about moral values.”

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Avranas’ previous film, “Miss Violence,” centers on a young girl who commits suicide on her birthday but her parents insist it was an accident as authorities try to figure out what caused her death. It received high critical praise and won numerous awards at the Venice Film Festival, including the Silver Lion for Best Director and the Fedeora Award for Best Euro-Mediterranean Film.

Following his upcoming Greek-language project, Avranas also said in the interview that he plans to start working on an English-language film.