A Touch of Spice

 

Film Info

Country Greece, Turkey
Language Greek
Year of Release 2003
Running Time 108 minutes

Crew

Director Tassos Boulmetis
Writer Tassos Boulmetis
Producer Dionysis Samiotis

Cast

Fanis Iakovides George Corraface
Savas Iakovides Ieroklis Michaelidis
Soultana Iakovidou Renia Louizidou
Uncle Aimilios Stelios Mainas
Mustafa Tamer Karadagli
Saime Basak Köklükaya
Grandpa Vassilis Tassos Bandis
Little Fanis Markos Osse

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Synopsis

Fanis, a forty year old astrophysics professor, journeys back to his childhood home. In affectionate, uplifting scenes, A Touch Of Spice portrays Fanis’ relationship with his beloved grandfather, the pain he suffered from being thrown out of Turkey at an early age, and the difficulties his family faced as they adjusted to life in Greece.

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Herald Tribune

“Food is potent metaphor..."

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The Boston Globe

Framing a film through food has produced some tantalizing images.

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Awards

Eight National Film Awards in Greece and more than one million admissions.
Audience Award Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2004

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