My Mother is a Saint

H μητέρα μου είναι αγία

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
The meeting of a mother with her son at her hometown takes an unexpected turn.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF64.

Direction: Syllas Tzoumerkas
Script: Syllas Tzoumerkas
Cinematography: Alexandra Riba
Editing: Yorgos Zafeiris
Sound: Dimitris Kanellopoulos, Kostas Bokos
Actors: Angeliki Papoulia, Jacopo Olmo Antinori, Eleni Karagiorgi, Niki Papandreou, Leonidas Stamou, Artemis Zarokosta, Anastasia Anagnostopoulou, Argyris Lambrou
Production: Delta Pi
Producers: Konstantinos Sakkas
Co-production: 2023 Eleusis European Capital of Culture
Costumes: Marli Aliferi
Production Design: Pinelopi Valti
Executive producer: Syllas Tzoumerkas
Make Up: Evi Zafiropoulou
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Greece
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 8'
Distribution in Greece: Delta Pi
Contact: Delta Pi, Konstantinos Sakkas (
Produced in the frame of the “PANIGIRI – Live Cinema, The Working Class, Sirens” festival by Eleusis 2023 European Capital of Culture, with the collaboration of Thessaloniki International Film Festival and LADA, with the support of the Embassy of Italy in Athens & the Italian Cultural Institute of Athens, Goethe Institut-Athen and Kingston University.

Syllas Tzoumerkas

Syllas Tzoumerkas was born in Thessaloniki. He directed the feature films Homeland (Venice Critics’ Week 2010), A Blast (Locarno International Competition 2014), The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (Berlinale Panorama 2019), and, in co-direction with Christos Passalis, The City and the City (Berlinale Encounters Competition 2022).


2001 The Devouring Eyes (short)
2002 Rain (short)
2010 Homeland
2014 A Blast
2017 A Manifesto for the Un-Communal (short)
2019 The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea
2022 The City and the City (co-direction)
2023 Μy Mother is a Saint (short)