Next Year in Lerin

“I think that he is full and I am empty”.

Vassil and his friend Nikola are Slavic Macedonians born in Greece. In 1948 they were both little children when they were taken from their village and raised in an orphanage in Romania. Twenty eight thousand Greek and Slavic Macedonian children were taken from Greece by the Democratic Army, without their mothers, to escape the Greek civil war. They were dispersed throughout Eastern Europe. The Greeks only allowed the Greek children back. Even now Vassil has never seen his village in Greek because the Greek authorities still won’t allow him in.

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betacam, Color


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Jill Daniels

Jill Daniels is a prize-winning filmmaker, born in Manchester, England. She studied fine art at Wimbledon School of Art and Film and Television at the Royal College of Art, London. Since 1987 she has worked as a film director/producer, making documentary and dramas. Her films have been shown on television, in conferences and film festivals worldwide.
Next Year in Lerin (2000)、Killing Time (2000)、Secret Heart (1994)、Exiles (1990) 、I’m in Heaven (1989)