The 2022 Greek Film Festival wraps up in Sydney with world premiere of ‘Smyrna’


The 2022 Greek Film Festival came to an end in Sydney on Sunday, October 23 with the world premiere of Gregoris Karantinakis’ film Smyrna My Beloved.

The Greek Film Festival was presented by the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW and the Greek Festival of Sydney.

Due to popular demand, four cinemas were sold out at Leichardt’s Palace Norton Street Cinema for the movie screening on closing night.

The film followed Filio, an elderly Greek American woman whose family diary recounts the turbulent history of Smyrna, shaped by international developments, and brings the past and present together.

It was a fitting end to this year’s festival, which was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Asia Minor Catastrophe.

The closing night came as additional Sydney screenings of the award-winning films SmyrnaEftihia and Echoes of the Past were also announced today.

*Photos supplied by Vasilis Vasilas from Syndesmos Connecting People and Their Stories.

READ MORE: Greek Film Festival announces additional Sydney screenings of Echoes of the Past.




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