Maria is running away on the highway. She is alone on her roaring SUV. Behind her, the fire and a case full of money, and before, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Until the day before, she had been a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue.
Syllas Tzoumerkas was born in Thessaloniki. He studied theater, film-direction and acting in Athens, Utrecht and New York. He first made an impression with the dogma-like short film "The Devouring Eyes", which participated in competition at the Cinéfondation section of the Cannes Film Festival 2001 and was awarded with the Jury Prize of the Karlovy Vary IFF. After collaborating with prime TV-documentary shows on episodes related to politi¬cal affairs and the 20th century history and literature, he directed his feature film debut "Homeland", a bitter saga about a family and a country in free fall. Homeland had its world premiere at the 2010 Venice Critics Week and participated in numerous international film festivals (Tallinn Black Nights, Göteborg, Istanbul, Karlovy Vary, Era New Horizons, Mar del Plata). In 2011, it won 5 Awards of the Hellenic Film Academy (including best first film director).