Greeks are natural-born storytellers, celebrated for their politics, philosophy and tragedy so legendary there’s even a Greek style of it. But Greeks are also known for their sense of humour, which has resulted in an abundance of cinematic comedies over the decades that continue to have audiences rolling in the aisles.

From the anti-establishment jibes of Nikos Perakis to mob bosses and human cloning, the curated program in LOL @ GFF samples the breadth of humour that keeps Greeks smiling even when faced with hardship. There’s something for everyone in this broad-ranging line-up that will have you laughing so hard you’ll cry.

Prepare to lose your marbles with an exciting selection of classic Greek comedies at this year’s Greek Film Festival.


First Time Godfather

Dir. Olga Malea, 2007

I Love Karditsa

Dir. Stratos Markidis, 2010

Kiss of Life

Dir. Nikos Zapatinas, 2007

Loafing and Camouflage

Dir. Nikos Perakis, 1984


Dir. Christos Dimas, 2009

Sirens in the Aegean

Dir. Nikos Perakis, 2005