Forcibly adopted by her grandfather, Sayome grew up on a remote Japanese village, isolated from her parents. She left Japan in her early twenties, following a Greek sailor to the island of Crete. There, she replaced her homeland with a new culture, a new language and family.
The news of her mother’s death, 35 years later, triggers her need to return home. We follow her journey from Crete to Japan, in search of the past she left behind. A film about family, identity, memory, karaoke and Greek dancing.


  • DIRECTOR Nikos Dayandas
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER Stelios Apostolopoulos
  • EDITOR Nikos Vavouris
  • MUSIC The Tone Sopranos
  • PRODUCERS Rea Apostolides & Yuri Averof
  • IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ARTE, ERT, the Greek Film Centre
  • WITH THE SUPPORT OF MEDIA, Documentary Campus 2009