2023 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 Tom Volf

Man of God

2018 | 113 min.
In English

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas, the Hellenic Film Society is proud to present an encore performance of the previously sold-out screening of Maria by Callas.

Told through stunning performance footage, TV interviews, never-before-seen home movies, family photographs, personal letters, and unpublished memoirs, this acclaimed documentary reveals the essence of the legendary Greek-American opera singer who rose from humble beginnings in New York City to become a glamorous international superstar and one of the greatest artists of all time.

A New York Times Critic’s Pick.

We were proud to have best-selling author, Nicholas Gage, who wrote Greek Fire: The Story of Maria Callas and Aristotle Onassis, giving a talk following the film, offering additional insights into the life and loves of Callas.

Screened December 10, 2023


Directed by Spiros Jacovides

Man of God

2022 | 87 minutes
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Eleni Kokkidou, Julio George Katsis, Kevin Zans Ansong, Achilleas Chariskos, Alexis Vidalakis, Domenica Regkou

A desperate, overprotective mother engages a film crew working on a documentary about absentee civil servants, mistakenly believing they can help her find her missing civil servant son. When authorities accuse the son of fraud, she becomes even more determined to find him and bring him home where he belongs, even if it means discovering who her son really is.

2023 Hellenic Film Academy Award: Best Actress (Eleni Kokkidou)

Screened November 19, 2023


Written and directed by Christopher Papakaliatis

Man of God

2012 | 111 min.
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Christopher Papakaliatis, Marina Kalogirou, Maro Kontou, Giorgos Konstantinou, Themis Bazaka, Fanis Mouratidis

Life can be forever changed by a chance encounter or an action not taken. The two parallel stories in this romantic drama confirm how mysterious, dangerous, yet enthralling life can be. This is the first feature film by Christopher Papakaliatis, creator and star of the hit series Maestro In Blue, currently streaming on Netflix.

Winner of two Hellenic Film Academy Awards

Screened June 4, 2023


Written and directed by Yelena Popovic

Man of God

Written and directed by Yelena Popovic
2021 | 111 min
In English

Cast: Aris Servetalis (Nektarios), Alexander Petrov (Kostas), Mickey Rourke (paralyzed man), Christos Loulis (Christos)

Exiled unjustly, convicted without trial, slandered without cause. This award-winning feature film tells the story of Saint Nektarios, a humble priest who was persecuted by religious superiors jealous of his popularity. Despite being driven from the Church, Nektarios cared for the poor, taught villagers to read, and established a monastery in Aegina which, to this day, attracts thousands of visitors annually. At the time of his death in 1920, he was known as a great miracle worker. Man of God was a box office hit in Greece and during limited release in the US.

Winner of 10 film awards and nominated for two Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Servetalis).

Screened May 7, 2023

Directed by Petros Charalambous
Written by Janine Teerling

2021 | 87 minutes
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Cast: Angeliki Papoulia (Chara), Stella Fyrogeni (Christie), Joy Rieger (Melina), Andreas C. Tselepos (Andreas)

Chara loves her family, and yet she sometimes ponders a life without them. She befriends her boss’s daughter who helps her confront both her ambiguous feelings about motherhood and the broken relationship with her own mother.

“Papoulia is perfectly cast here: there are few actresses who can so intensely embody this complexity of a character built on trauma, insecurity and the need for love.” Cineuropa

Winner Best Film, Athens Panorama of European Cinema
Winner Best Actress (Angeliki Papoulia), Cyprus Film Days International Festival

Screened March 26, 2023

Directed by Vassilis Douvlis

2022 | 95 minutes
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Iosif Gavrielatos (Mihalis), Nikos Zeginoglou (Ilias), Anastasis Loulakos (Stelios), Klelia Andriolatou (Marina), Maria Skoula (Ilias’ mother), Dimitris Lalos (Professor)

In a working-class neighborhood of Athens, amid the economic crisis, the resurgence of fascism and Covid-19, a racist group of 18-year-old students persecute immigrants, gays, and anyone who is just different. A classmate who does not hide his disdain for their action, quickly becomes their target in this powerful coming-of-age drama.

JF Costopoulos Foundation Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival
Nominated for two Hellenic Film Academy Awards (Best Director, Best Supporting Actress, Maria Skoula)

Screened February 26, 2023

Directed by Alekos Sakellarios

1963 | 91 minutes
In Greek with English subtitles

Cast: Dinos Iliopoulos (Thodoros Vlassis), Kostas Voutsas (Lefteris Tsabardis/Babis Davos), Maro Kontou (Fofo Vlassi), Giorgos Konstantinou (Thanasis Kadris).

Suspecting her husband’s infidelities, a wife devises a devilishly wrought plan to expose his cheating ways. Replete with intrigue and hilarious surprises, this much-loved farce from Greece’s famed Finos Film studio, stars two of Greek cinema’s most accomplished comic actors, Iliopoulos and Voutsas.

Screened January 29, 2023