19th Greek Film Festival - Qld
Festival Dates: 1 November, 2012 - 4 November, 2012
19th Greek Film Festival - 1- 4 November, 2012 – TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
The 19th annual Greek Film Festival opens in Brisbane on November 1 and runs until November 4 at Palace Centro.
The Festival opens with the larger-than-life comedy Nisos 2 (The Island 2: The Hunt for the Lost Treasure), the sequel to the 2010 Greek Film Festival’s Opening Night film. With the picture-perfect Greek island as its backdrop, Nisos 2 offers plenty of its own laughs as it follows the island’s loveable crims out of jail and on an epic and speculative treasure hunt.
Additionally, the Brisbane leg of the festival includes the following highlights: Stelios Kammitsis’ Jerks, which focuses on the frustrations of three young alienated men preparing to leave Greece for a new life in Berlin; Yorgos Gkikapeppas’s award-winning City of Children, which follows a day-in-the-life of four pregnant couples in modern Athens, offering a harrowing perspective on the dawning of new life against an Athens gripped by despondency; Christos Dimas’s laugh-out-loud comedy Poker Face which was fittingly co-funded by casinos in a novel solution to Greek film financing problems (while state funding remains in limbo); and the absolute must-see Closing Night selection Dead Europe, based on the novel by Melbourne writer Christos 'The Slap' Tsiolkas and from the producers of Shame and Animal Kingdom, which the Sydney Morning Herald dubbed "a bruising blast of intense drama."
OPENING NIGHT FILM
Thursday 1 November
6.30pm for 7.00pm at Palace Centro Cinemas, followed by reception including meze & drinks
The sequel to 2010 GFF sell-out, Nisos 2 continues the laughs with some unexpected twists and grotesque situations.
Fast forward five years, and the ‘heroes’ from The Island, Babis (Vladimiros Kiriakidis) and Afroditi (Zeta Douka), prepare for release from jail. A long-term inmate starts blabbing about the existence of a treasure trove on the island that dates back to the Ottoman occupation, which, of course, tweaks their interest. With an all-too familiar tone and Cycladic backdrop, Nisos 2 propagates what Christos Dimas’ original box office smash did so well, although with Antonis Aggelopoulos ably holding the directorial reins.
PALACE CENTRO CINEMAS
39 James Street, Fortitude Valley
PH: 3852 4488
Thursday 1 November
Friday 2 November
Saturday 3 November
Sunday 4 November
WIN A VIP EXPERIENCE AT THE BRISBANE GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW
When you buy your festival tickets at the box office, make sure you enter the draw to win a VIP EXPERIENCE AT THE BRISBANE GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW!
The Good Food & Wine Show will be held from 9 to 11 November at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. You can win 2 tickets to the show plus the chance to meet George Calombaris; front row seats to the Celebrity Theatre where chefs take centre stage and serve up their signature style of food and fun entertainment including UK Chef Ainsley Harriott, George Calombaris, Maggie Beer, Manu Feildel and Matt Moran; plus a signed cookbook by George Calombaris.
Ask for an entry form at the box office at Palace Centro. Full conditions available on the entry form.
Visit the official website at www.greekfilmfestival.com.au