Nikos Dayandas
Nikos Dayandas


Forcibly adopted by her grandfather, Sayome grew up in a remote Japanese village, isolated from her parents. She left Japan in her early 20s, 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.

The film follows 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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Team Partner
Yuri Averof, producer
Producer / Production Details
Anemon for ARTE and ERT
Supported by MEDIA
Top Awards/Festivals
URTI Grand Prix at Monte Carlo International TV Festival
FIPRESCI at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Orpheus Award for Best Documentary at Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
Training Programme
Masterschool 2009