October marks the return of the Greek Film Festival, which opened last night in Adelaide and arrives in cities around Australia throughout next week. A celebration of the best contemporary Greek cinema, this year’s festival has an exciting program including internationally awarded films, comedies, documentaries and two classic Greek films by the late Michael Cacoyliannis.
The Festival opens in Melbourne next Wednesday 12th at Palace Como, and in Sydney the following night (Thursday 13th) at Palace Norton St Cinemas. The opening night film Need For Lies brings one of Greece’s best-loved stage comedies to the screen and World Movies, as a proud sponsor of the Festival, are thrilled to have a double pass to the opening nights in each city to giveaway. To enter simply visit our Facebook.
With two weeks of Greek cinema to discover, here’s our quick guide to some of the best flicks to catch at this year’s Festival.
– Two men’s friendship is tested by the arrival of a beautiful woman, in the smouldering Red Sky.
– How far should you go to find your other half? Is lasting love found or made? Other Half is a riotous comedy starring the hottest young actors in Greece.
– A coming of age story, Attenberg sees a young girl exploring life as she imitates the documentaries of David Attenborough.
– The current social and economic context of Greece is examined in the fascinating story of 45M2, which follows a young woman who flees her family home to live by herself.
– The hotly anticipated Knifer is a multi-award winning tale of lust, power, envy and anger and a gritty portrayal of modern Athens.
– Enjoy a tribute to revered Greek director Michael Cacoyannis, with two of his classic films The Cherry Orchard and Stella playing at this year’s Festival.
There are more hilarious tales and enthralling dramas in this year’s Festival, and tickets are selling fast. For more information and tickets visit the Greek Film Festival website.