Athens Open Air Film Festival 2022 is still running

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The Athens International Film Festival and are putting together a cinematic event that aims to link the life in the city with the art of cinema. Special spots at archaeological sites, parks, squares, beaches, museums and other places around the city are set to turn into open-air cinemas with free entrance for everyone!

The Athens Open Air Film Festival organizes outdoor events against the backdrop of the most distinctive monuments of Athens, touristic destinations as well as more unexpected locations, which showcase the urban landscape (squares, parks, pedestrian areas) for its residents as well as its visitors. Central areas of the city are transformed in order to host film screenings, concerts, premieres of short films and many more interactive events, as always free of charge for everyone.

The primary goal of this event, which will run from June until late August, is to draw attention towards the centre of Athens and its suburbs, so that the residents and the visitors are reacquainted with the city that we love to dislike as a city that is both a modern European city and a unique touristic destination.

Out of a wide selection of films, ranging from the most popular ones to the most uncommon, from short to feature-filmmaking attempts by representatives of Greek cinema and subversive artistic suggestions of “mixed media” fusing cinema with music, Athens Open Air Film Festival offers three uplifting artistic months, full of passion, and love for cinema and art.

Free movie screenings of great classics at some of Athens’ most enchanting locations. Track down your ideal combination of film and location below.

27/06: Zabriskie Point, Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970, Gardens of the Italian Embassy in Athens
29/06: Modern Times, Charles Chaplin, 1936, Roman Agora
01/07: Lolita, Stanley Kubrick, 1962, AB summer cinema 
02/07: Depeche Mode: 101, David Dawkins, Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker, 1989, Technopolis
03/07: Wild At Heart, David Lynch, 1990, Technopolis
05/07: Grande Illusion, Jean Renoir, 1937, Gardens of the French School at Athens 
12/07: Summer Light, Jean Grémillon, 1943, Gardens of the French School at Athens
14/07: L'Atalante, Jean Vigo, 1934, Greek Film Archive 
21/07: Confidentially Yours, François Truffaut, 1983, Gardens of the French School at Athens
23/07: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Francis Ford Coppola, 1992, Palace of the Duchess of Plaisance
29/07: The Before trilogy - Before Sunrise (1995), Before Sunset (2004), Before Midnight (2013), Richard Linklater, Plato's Academy
24/08: The Great Escape, John Sturges, 1963, Riviera
30/08: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Jacques Demy, 1964, Gardens of the French School at Athens