Greek films to catch at the Sydney Film Festival

·

This year’s Sydney Film Festival has stand-outs from Cannes and Venice Film Festival and showcases a wide range of Greek talent. 

Greek director Christos Nikou and executive producer Cate Blanchett bring Aris Servetalis and Sofia Georgovasili together for a dystopian critique of “selfie culture” in Apples (2021).

Christos Nikou’s Apples represents a ‘weird’ new wave of Greek cinema (Supplied)

It follows a middle-aged man who finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities amid a worldwide pandemic of amnesia. 

Apples is Greece’s official submission for Best International Feature Film at the 2021 Academy Awards. 

It premiered at Venice Film Festival and was part of the official selection at Toronto International Film Festival in September 2020. 

Festival-goers will also see Angeliki Antoniou achieve a rare feat by directing and producing feature film Green Sea (2020). 

Angeliki Antoniou on the set of Green Sea (Left: akrividis.gr) (Right: Supplied)

Green Sea (2020) made its debut at Kitzbühel Film Festival in August 2020. 

It’s inspired by Evgenia Fakinou’s 1996 book To See The Sea (‘Για να δει τη θάλασσα’) about a woman who maintains her ability to cook despite living with amnesia. 

It follows ‘Anna’ as she sets out with ‘Roula’ on a journey of self-discovery. 

The festival will open on November 3 with co-director Ana Kokkinos’ Western Sydney-set drama Here Out West and close on November 14 with Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch. 

The 68th Sydney Film Festival is set to run as re-scheduled between November 3 – 21.

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

Sydney accountant Filomena Kyriacou sued for $3 million in unpaid tax

Sydney accountant Filomena Kyriacou is being sued by the Australian Taxation Office for more than $3 million in unpaid taxes.

Hungary, Greece, Israel top medal table at 2024 European Aquatic Championships

Greece ended the European Aquatic Championships in second place with 17 medals in total - five gold, eight silver and four bronze.

Yacht crew charged for arson on Greek island of Hydra

13 crew members of a yacht have been charged with arson after fireworks launched from their vessel allegedly started a forest fire on Hydra.

Fasolada: Niki Louca shares recipe for baked beans with tuna salad

Fasolada is one of those comfort foods that reminds us of grandparents, Greece, cold days, warm houses, fresh homemade bread.

Hellenic Writers’ Association of Australia call for ‘O Logos’ magazine submissions

The Hellenic Writers’ Association has called on members and Greek Australians to submit original works to the 2024 edition of ‘O Logos.’

You May Also Like

Saline products from Greece recalled after bacteria outbreak in Australian hospitals

Scientists in the ACT have identified products from India and Greece as a possible source of contamination in saline products.

1821 Greek Revolution banners to fly proudly across Randwick City from March 21

The City of Randwick in Sydney will be displaying Greek Revolution banners across the community from March 21 to mark the bicentenary.

Behind the scenes of the GOCSA Dance Academy ‘EPANASTASI’ spectacle rehearsal

The Greek Orthodox Community of SA (GOCSA) Dance Academy will honour the 200th Anniversary of the Greek Revolution with a performance.