GREEK FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ENCORE SCREENINGS
The 2022 Greek Film Festival is thrilled to announce additional screenings have been added to the program due to popular demand.
After several sold-out sessions since Opening Night on Thursday, 13th October, additional sessions have been added to allow audiences to catch the festival’s most popular films.
“These encore screenings are an excellent last chance for Sydneysiders to catch some of the most talked-about titles at this year’s Festival,” says Festival Chair Nia Karteris.
Audiences will be treated to additional screenings of the award-winning films Smyrna, Eftihia and Echoes of the Past.
Eftihia - The award-winning Greek director Angelos Frantzis presents the biggest Greek film production of 2019.A film inspired by the life of Eftyhia Papagiannopoulou, a lyricist who created a massive volume of timeless popular songs set to music by Tsitsanis, Kaldaras, Ηiotis, and Hadjidakis, among others.
She travelled from Smyrna to Greece with only one little pillow clutched between her arms. On board the ship that took her away from her home forever, she decided she would never let life pass her by. She vowed to live on her own terms. Her name means Happiness, but destiny made sure she knew very little of it.
Smyrna - Filio Williams, an elderly Greek American woman, goes to the island of Lesvos to help the refugees. Almost a century earlier, her family had lived on the island as refugees, fleeing Smyrna after the city's destruction.
Filio’s grandmother’s diary records the family’s turbulent history, shaped by tragic international developments. Filio is accompanied to Lesvos by her reluctant granddaughter, and different generations of women in the same family come together in space and time as past and present become.
Echoes of the Past – A fictional drama inspired by an actual event, the massacre committed by invading German troops at Kalavryta, Greece, in December 1943. When the Greek government launches a claim for war reparations, Caroline Martin, a high-flying lawyer, visits Kalavryta to investigate. An unexpected encounter with the last survivor of the tragedy, Nikolaos Andreou, leads them down a dark chapter of history. As the traumatic past comes to light, its painful echoes grow stronger than ever.
EXTRA SESSIONS @ PALACE NORTON ST:
Thu 20th Oct – Echoes of the Past – 6:30 pm
Fri 28th Oct – Eftihia – 6:30pm
Sat 29th Oct – Smyrna – 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm
Tickets are available at www.greekfilmfestival.com.au
Bendigo Bank proudly presents the 2022 Greek Film Festival.
What: The 2022 Greek Film Festival Sydney
When: Thursday, 13 October - Sunday, 23 October 2022
Where: Palace Norton Street, 99 Norton Street, Leichhardt