Always on Sunday at MOMI

Special free screening in association with the
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)
Friday, September 29, 5:30pm

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Research Library
Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, New York, NY


Directed by Basile Doganis

What If

2019 / 1:27
Screenplay: Basile Doganis, Fadette Drouard

Cast: Daphné Patakia (Elena), Rabah Naït Oufella (Nassim), Lamine Cissoko (Sekou), Karam Al Kafri (Elyas, Syrian refugee), Akis Sakellariou (Manos, stepfather), Féodor Atkine (Edward, bird watcher)

A year after the death of her mother, Elena, a young French woman of Greek origin, returns to her home on the island of Lesbos. She is accompanied by her friends Nassim and Sekou, two young suburbanites more accustomed to city benches than to heavenly beaches. Their holidays are disrupted when they meet Elyas, a young Syrian refugee, who changes the fate of Elena and her friends.

This film is in French and Greek with English subtitles and is recommended for adults.

Following the screening, there will be a conversation and Q&A with Meltem director, Basile Doganis, and HFS president Jimmy DeMetro.

Doors open 30 minutes before the program begins. For their free events, the Library generally overbooks to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released shortly before start time, and additional seats may become available at that time. A standby line will form 30 minutes before the program.

This free screening is made possible by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

We look forward to bringing you Greek films that entertain, inform, and inspire.