Miss Violence, film review: Stark, joyless tale of family dysfunction has quite a kick

(18) Alexandros Avranas, 98 mins Starring: Themis Panou, Reni Pittaki, Eleni Roussinou
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Miss Violence is a grim tale of family dysfunction that also stands as an allegory about moral and economic decline in Greek society.

The film begins in startling fashion with a suicide at a children's party.

The characters all seem beaten down and oppressed, under the yoke of an abusive patriarch (Themis Panou).

This is a stark, joyless tale, but one that is very well directed by Alexandros Avranas. It has quite a kick.