2021 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 Alexis Kardaras

2019 / 1:35

Screenplay: Alexis Kardaras

Cast: Rena Morfi (Fotini), Yannis Stankoglou (Nikos Kokkinos), Stelios Mainas (Vlassis Christakis), Andreas Natsios (Manolakis), Vicky Papadopoulou (Fantasia, Fotini’s mother)

This musical drama captures the sometimes-seedy atmosphere of the 1990s night club scene as it follows a talented young singer’s rise to stardom. As her popularity grows, her personal life is shattered, due mostly to the machinations of her elderly jealous mentor, a man she naively trusts.

This film is in Greek with English subtitles

Rena Morfi won the Alexis Mouyiaris Memorial Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film, Greek Film Expo on Demand 2020

Screened December 12, 2021

Directed and written by Georgis Grigorakis

2020 / 101 mins
In Greek, with English subtitles

Cast: Vangelis Mourikis (Nikitas), Argyris Pandazaras (Johnny), Sofia Kokkali (Mary)

A reclusive farmer in the lush backwoods of Northern Greece battles a giant mining corporation that is digging up the forest and threatening his property. But the greatest threat comes with the unexpected arrival of his estranged son, who appears after a 20-year separation to claim the family land.

Winner of 10 2021 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Feature Film, Best Director, and Best Actor (Mourikis)

Digger is Greece’s contender for Oscar consideration as Best International Feature.

Digger is one of the more accomplished films in recent Greek cinema.” Cineuropa

Screened November 14, 2021