EXCLUSIVE: Greek helmer Alexandros Avranas won the Silver Lion for best director in Venice in September for Miss Violence. He’s now signed with WME and the UK’s Casarotto Ramsey & Associates for film and TV representation. Well-received at the Venice fest, Miss Violence recounts an 11-year-old girl’s inexplicable suicide, and the family secrets that surround the tragedy. It also won a Best Actor Volpi Cup for lead Themis Panau – a feat that requires special dispensation from the festival president because films are not normally supposed to win more than once. It later screened in Toronto. Paris-based Elle Driver is repping sales on Miss Violence. Avranas previously directed drama Without, which won a Best New Director prize at the Thessaloniki Film Festival in 2008. The director continues to be managed by Martin Marquet.
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