Dublin Greek Film Festival will kick off with the screening of the movie Xamou, which will take the audience to the island of Crete, through its breath-taking cinematography and its original music at Chester Beatty Library on 19 October at 6pm. This SOLD OUT screening will be followed by a wine reception sponsored by Gaia Wines.
The Longest Run (2015), an award-winning documentary by Marianna Economou about two under age refugees in a Greek prison, will open the second day of the Festival on Friday October 21 at 6pm, Filmbase. For more information and tickets please click here.
Still from 'The Longest Run'
Also on Friday the cinema lovers will have the opportunity to see the new movie by the Greek-Cypriot Director Petros Charalambous. Filmbase, 8pm. For details visit our website.
'Boy on the Bridge'
On Saturday 22 October the Festival invites cinema goers to the free screening of the short documentary True Blue by Haris Raftogiannis. This touching short movie focuses on an older Greek - American couple, Girly & Stamatis, who are enjoying life at the Greek island of Ikaria, a place known for the reason that its people "forget to die". This screening is free but booking is required. To reserve your place please click here.
Also on Saturday the Festival invites you to the award winning documentary Next Stop: Utopia, which talks about the closure of a Greek factory and the struggle of the workers to self-manage it, Filmbase, 6 pm. For more information please visit our website.
Suntan (2016), the award winning movie by Argiris Papadimitropoulos about a middle-aged doctor that becomes obsessed with a young tourist, will close the third day of the Festival. This screening will take place at Filmbase at 8pm, and you can find out more about it here.
Still from 'Suntan'
On Sunday the Festival will come to an end with the screening of Amerika Squareby Yiannis Sakaridis and a concert of Kristi Stasinopoulou at The Sugar Club. Amerika Square talks about an unemployed, Greek nationalist in Athens that has his world turned upside-down when his apartment building and beloved city park becomes a home for migrants in transit across Europe.
Kristi Stasinopoulou and Stathis Kalyviotis
A concert of Kristi Stasinopoulou will follow at 7.30, The Sugar Club. Kristi and her long-time collaborator Stathis Kalyviotis have performed in big festivals in the past, including the Montreal International Jazz Festival CANADA, Barbican Launch London UK and Womex 2002 Essen GERMANY. Pioneers of reinvented folk, Kristi and Stathis remix traditional demotika songs to reflect their own experiences of urban life in Greece. A previous release by the acclaimed duo topped the World Music Chart for five months, and they are coming to Ireland for the first time to shake up the Dublin music scene.
For all details about this unique event please click here.
In addition to screenings and the music event the Festival will host a photographic exhibition by Dublin-based, Greek photographer Kostantinos Epoimenidis(Wednesday 18 October-Saturday 21 October at Filmbase).
‘My intent, in this work, is to express the beauty, diversity and mystery of the land and sea of Greece, while creating contemplative and meditative open-ended images, that trigger our collective memory and ignite new perspectives on nature and ourselves beyond the known’ says K. Epoimenidis about the exhibition.
For more information about the 2017 programme please go to our website.