2018 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.

Directed by Iannis Smaragdis

Using Kazantzakis’ autobiographical Report To Greco as his source, director Yannis Smaragdis captures the essence of the great Greek writer’s life in this lushly photographed, imposing drama.

Screened December 9, 2018

Smuggling Hendrix
Directed by Marios Piperides

In this engaging comedy, a Greek Cypriot faces a bureaucratic nightmare when he tries to retrieve his dog from the Turkish occupied sector of the divided city of Nicosia. Desperate, he engages an unlikely band of accomplices, including a Turkish settler, to help him smuggle the dog back.
In the words of the Tribeca jury, the film is a “unique, comedic exploration of a complicated absurd political situation told in a clear, personal, compelling way.”

Winner, 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Best International Narrative Feature.

Screened November 11, 2018

The Last Note
Directed by Pantelis Voulgaris

Screenplay: Ioanna Karystiani, Pantelis Voulgaris
Cast: Andreas Konstantinou, Andre Hennicke, Melia Kreiling

2017 / 117 min / New York Premiere / Digital
(Greek, German, with English subtitles)

In his thought-provoking beautifully photographed new drama, master filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris recounts the events leading up to the execution of 200 Greek partisans by German occupiers in Kaisariani on May 1, 1944, in retaliation for the ambush killing of four Nazis.

Winner of four 2018 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Andreas Konstantinou.

Screened October 11, 2018- Bow Tie Manhasset Theater

Screened October 7, 2018  – Museum of the Moving Image