WELCOME TO THE 19TH GREEK FILM FESTIVAL | 20/09/2012
The 19th annual Greek Film Festival opens in Sydney on Tuesday 16th October with a program of over 30 films.
The Festival opens with the larger-than-life comedy Nisos 2 (The Island 2: The Hunt for the Lost Treasure), the sequel to the 2010 Greek Film Festival’s Opening Night film. With the picture-perfect Greek island as its backdrop, Nisos 2 offers plenty of its own laughs as it follows the island’s loveable crims out of jail and on an epic and speculative treasure hunt.
The 2012 program presents one of the strongest selections of contemporary Greek cinema the Festival has seen in recent years. Along with films from the establishing Greek Weird Wave are striking features direct from other international film festivals, a tribute to the late Theo Angelopoulos with a screening of Landscape in the Mist, and Tony Krawitz’ exacting and highly accomplished adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’novel Dead Europe (pictured), which will close the Festival on Sunday 4th November after screenings at the Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto International Film Festivals.