I have a special interest in this festival but I suspect there may be many Philhellenes out there who would also enjoy it, so I am sharing the news that the Delphi Bank Greek Festival is hitting Brisbane again from the 15th to the 20th of October.
It's not for long but what is shown are the best of films from recent years from the Greek world. Most are subtitled so there is no problem with following them. Only one I think is entirely in Greek.
The festival will open with award-winning Greek filmmaker Tassos Boulmetis' sports docudrama titled 1968 which recounts the victory of Greece's AEK team in the European Cup in 1968. Their first-ever win in basketball over the Czech team which saw more than 100,000 people ecstatically flooding the court and the surrounding area of Athens' Panathenaic Stadium.
This film is of course based on a true event and bears snippets of reactions and expectations of this big contest.
This film will be screened on the 15th at 700 pm and is accompanied by an opening gala party where some Greek delicacies will be on offer. If you are interested in purchasing tickets, please press on this link.
For the rest of the week the programme is as follow:
Wednesday 16 October 7pm In This Land Nobody Knew How to Cry
Thursday 17 October 7pm Pause
Friday 18 October 7pm The Bachelor 3
Saturday 19 October 7pm – Epiphany
9pm - Aigaio SOS
Sunday 20 October
5pm – Meltem
7pm – Perfect Strangers
Take a look at the programme Greek Film Festival to find outlines of the films, their cast and directors and the storylines.