Next week, the Delphi Bank 20th Greek Film Festival in Brisbane will be taking place. A great selection of comedies and imaginative dramas will screen at Palace Centro Cinemas from October 31 to November 3.
The movie of Christoforos Papakaliatis “What if” will be the opening film of the festival on Thursday October 31. The movie is “a Sliding Doors- style story set against the backdrop of the economic crisis, in which an unwittingly life-changing decision leads Dimitris and Christina on two very different paths.” The official after screen party will be celebrated with food, drinks, and music.
“The Daughter,” is a slow-burning psychological thriller that sees a teenage girl take the crisis into her own hands. The movie also participated in the film festival of Toronto and Berlin.
“A.C.A.B All Cats Are Brilliant” is a movie of a 30-something Athenian Electra, as she attempts to find her rhythm in a lonely and cruel world. The movie highlights the socio-economic crisis from the personal perspective of Electra.
“Love in the End” is a romantic comedy which follows 3 stories of love on location in Athens, Thessaloniki, Rhodes and Istanbul.
In celebration of the 20 years of the Greek Film Festival, Brisbane will also screen the all time classic “A touch of spice,” a nostalgia-steeped parable about life, love and the joy of cooking.
In Sydney and Melbourne the Delphi Bank 20th Greek Film Festival will open on November 6 and 7 respectively, with Christoforos Papakaliatis “What if.” After the screening, the official opening night party will be celebrated with Greek food, drinks and live music. Eleni Bertes, the executive producer of “Joy” will be in Sydney and Melbourne in order to introduce her film, which is about a middle-aged woman whose desperation leads her to kidnap a newborn baby. It is a drama with many shades of grey. It also refuses to pass judgment even as Joy’s delight turns to tragedy.