Greek Legends Tributes: Guns of Navarone with Irene Papas , Anti-Apartheid icon George Bizos screening tonight

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Irene Papas, the legendary Greek actress celebrated for her extraordinary talent and international acclaim, will be honoured with a memorable screening of the 1961 classic film THE GUNS OF NAVARONE” in 4K Ultra HD tonight at Palace Cinema, Leichhardt, as part of the Greek Film Festival of Sydney programming schedule.


Starring Hollywood legends David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, and Irene Papas this classic film is about a team of Allied saboteurs who are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held Greek island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.



Also screening tonight Wednesday 25 October is CLOUDY SUNDAY; the untold story of Thessaloniki’s Jewish community during the Second World War.

Based on a book by George Skarbadonis, Cloudy Sunday is an epic collision of love and tragedy ­– fact and fiction – using the soul-stirring music of rebetika legend Vasilis Tsitsanis as its heartbeat.

DIGNITY by Dimitris Katsimiris is the third screen gem playing tonight at Palace Cinema for those looking for a contemporary drama/comedy.

MrDimitrisan 80-year-old manafter his wife’s deathhas left the village to live in the city with his son and daughter-in-law.

On account of his birthdayhoweverhis son calls the other family members to tell them that he is no longer able to take care of him.

Another solution must be foundrequiring that everyone should take their responsibility.

Secrets and mistakes of the past will then come to the surfacesomething that upsets the family and leads to an inevitable dramatic finale. 



Meanwhile in Melbourne tonight, Wednesday 25 October, audiences will have the pleasure of seeing a documentary "GEORGE BIZOS ICON" the story anti-Apartheid Greek hero of South Africa that saved the life of Nelson Mandela.


A teenage refugee from Greece (1927-2020) becomes a relentless human-rights lawyer in the crucible of a violent racist regime in South Africa.

He represents freedom fighters including Mandela, in a political chess game, and a negotiated end to apartheid.

A champion of Constitutionalism in South Africa, George was key in its creation.

With populism on the rise George speaks truth to power, advocating legal rights for the poor, and holding perpetrators of violence and corruption to account, including recent reopened inquests of activists murdered in the apartheid era.

Key in writing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) law he represents families there.

The film juxtaposes the personal and political sides of George’s life showing the tapestry of his life and his motivation in his work.

It uses public and never-before seen archive, his family’s 8mm and still archive, interviewing notables, colleagues, and family, engaging the viewer to the end.

Sreening to be followed by Q&A with producer George Georgiou.

The documentary is presented in collaboration with the Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association.

Also screening tonight is the opening night's feature BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS  and IMAN.




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