2020 Monthly Greek Film Series
The Hellenic Film Society presents Always on Sunday, a series of monthly screenings of Greek films at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY, to sell-out crowds.
ADULTS IN THE ROOM (2019)
Directed by Costa-Gavras
NEW YORK PREMIERE
Starring Christos Loulis and Alexandros Bourdoumis
In 2015, with the Greek economy in tatters and the country on the verge of bankruptcy, a new government rebels against the European Union’s demands to impose crippling austerity upon the country. Based on the book by former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, who led the negotiations with Greece’s creditors, this is a Greek tragedy for our modern times.
In English, Greek, French, German, with English subtitles.
Director Costa-Gavras and the two leading actors will participate in a post-film audience Q&A.
|Sunday, February 9 at 4:30pm
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Starring Yves Montand, Irene Papas
Music by Mikis Theodorakis
Political intrigue drives this Costa-Gavras masterpiece, as a journalist tries to uncover the truth behind the murder of a prominent professor, despite the government’s cover-up efforts. The drama is a fictionalized account of the 1963 killing of Grigoris Lambrakis, who led the forces opposing the placement of US Polaris missiles in Greece.
Winner of 12 major awards, including the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
“Z is a punchy political pic that mixes action, violence, and conspiracy on a robust, lavish scale.” — Variety
In French, Russian, English, with English subtitles.
The screening of the restored digital print marks the 50th anniversary of Z’s original release.
Legendary director Costa-Gavras will attend for a post-film audience Q&A.
|Saturday, February 8 at 3pm
STILL RIVER (Akinito Potami)
Directed by Angelos Frantzis
Starring Katia Goulioni, Andreas Konstantinou
In this haunting drama about love, trust and faith struggling in the face of doubt, a civil engineer working in a remote industrial area of Siberia finds his troubled marriage further shaken when his wife becomes pregnant without recent intimacy. Faced with the inexplicable, one seeks scientific proof while the other starts believing in miracles, a clash between the rational and the spiritual.
The stunningly photographed film won the Greek Film Critics Award (PEKK) at the 2018 Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Still River is in Greek with English subtitles and, due to the subject matter, is recommended for mature audiences.
|Sunday, January 12, 4:30pm