The Greek Film Festival, now in its 25th year, will soon be arriving in Brisbane, bringing with it the best of contemporary Greek cinema. The Delphi Bank 25th Greek Film Festival will showcase the unique perspectives and talents of modern Greek storytellers.
The Greek Film Festival’s National Director Pamela Proestos explains that instead of an overarching theme, what emerges from this year’s selection is the richness and diversity of the recent work of Greek filmmakers. “You’ve got films with a serious tone like The Last Note and then you’ve got lighthearted ones, or others really fresh like Smuggling Hendrixfresh from Tribeca Film Festival. And then you’ve got for example Pity, which is kind of in the vein of the Greek Weird Wave. So there’s a huge selection. There’s a lot more diverse subject matter this year than what has been in the past,” said Pamela.
The Festival has announced Jamaica as its opening night film, a powerfully redemptive story from one of Greece’s most successful television makers. Included in this years program are The Bachelor 2, Nisos, Happy Birthday, Polyxeni, and First Time Godfather.
Festival Chair Nia Karteris says, “The talent in Greece is so rich and vibrant, and that’s really reflected in the quality of films we have in the program. There’s something in here for everyone—from the goofy, the dark, and the heart-wrenching.
With 16 films including new offerings and old favourites, the Festival will screen from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 October at the Palace Barracks Cinema. The full program of films for the Greek Film Festival Brisbane 2018, will be available from the GFF website.
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