Smyrna 1922: In her youth, Roza, a descendent of a wealthy family, is married in haste.
Athens 1987: Roza lives with her granddaughter, carrying a closely guarded secret. A collector discovers in a Turkish antique shop a vintage wedding dress stained with blood that leads him to the enigmatic Roza and the unveiling of a love story from the tragic past.
The enigmatic old woman Rosa from Izmir and the powerful Ismael live for decades with the weight of a well-kept secret. An avid collector of Greek objects in Asia Minor, Dimitris, prepares an exhibition in a renowned museum in Athens on Culture of Nationalities who cohabited in Izmir before the genocide. In a trip to Izmir with the curator of the museum and his girlfriend Rita, he accidentally finds in a small antique shop a Greek wedding dress that is stained with blood. An old photograph, a wedding dress soiled with blood and a letter, become the reason to retract their story from the past.
With this film we join in a week of special events leading up to the 30th Anniversary of Darwin GleNTi (9-10 June), a fun and vibrant festival where the local Greek community shares their culture, food, wine, dance and music. More info: www.glenti.com.au
Thanks to Screen Territory and the NT Government for supporting this special community screening.