Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits: My Italian mother and her confessions about life in Greece

Athens by Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits


Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits is a freelance illustrator and animator based in North London and graduate from the Royal College of Art. She is also part of Moth, a collective set up by Daniel Chester, David Prosser and herself. To see more of  their work, go to

Film Synopsis

This film is about my Italian mother and her confessions about life in Greece. Based on an interview that I did with her about motherhood, she talks to me about her arrival in post-dictatorship Athens in the 70’s, her struggle to adjust to the greek mentality, her memories and nostalgia of motherhood, but also her long lasting desire to move back to her small hometown in Italy.

Film Info

Director: Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits
Narrator: Paola Dionisotti
Sound Design: Tom Lowe
Production Company: Royal College of Art
Year of Production: 2010
Running time: 06’06”

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