|A Touch of
AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE at Greek Film Festival
"A Touch of Spice packs a historical and emotional punch
that leaves you weak at the knees."
The Guardian A nostalgic, bitter-sweet comedy about the coming of
age of Fanis, a young Greek boy growing up in Constantinople, whose
grandfather, teaches him that both food and life require 'a touch of
spice' to give them flavour.
2003/ Drama / Rating:M15+ / Director: Tassos Boulmetis
|Never on Sunday
Pote tin Kyriaki
An American scholar (played by Dassin)
in Greece becomes infatuated with a prostitute and tries to fashion
her in his own image, much to the dismay of his family and friends.
Mercouri plays the life-loving, life-affirming heroine, who brings
a respectability to the world's oldest profession in this delightful
and uniquely tasteful comedy.
1960/ Comedy Drama / Rating:R18 / Director: Jules
Valiants of Samothrace
I Yenei tis Samothrakis
Featuring a fine ensemble cast, this tragicomedy
is set against real events of 1974. A company of soldiers, branded
as outcasts, are shifted from the Greek-Bulgarian border to an even
less desirable assignment to quell the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
En route to the battle zone, plans change and the unit instead land
2003/ Comedy / Rating:R18 / Director: Stamatis
|A Song Is Not Enough
Ena Tragoudi de Ftani
Irene, a resistance fighter in the Greece
of 1972 is sent to Korydallos prison by the military regime. But
upon her release in late 1973, she returns home to find that everything
has changed. Relationships and feelings are torn apart with the
greatest impact felt by her nine year old daughter, Olga.
2003/ Drama / Rating:R18 / Director: Elissavet
A tribute to the centenary of Chekhov's
death The Cherry Orchard is about a 19th century Russian family's
decaying aristocratic status. The family matriarch returns from
a five year absence to find the cherry orchard in full bloom but
the family finances on the verge of ruin. One solution is to cut
down the beloved orchard and lease the land for holiday villas.
As summer approaches, and romance blooms, the moment of truth approaches
/ Rating:R18 /
Jean Pierre Lorit stars in this nostalgic,
romantic film about love, life and truth. It follows Elena and her
daughter Nina on their journey along the sandy stretches of Egyptian
coast to the mythical city of Alexandria where Elena grew up. The
quiet journey becomes a turbulent sojourn into the past when Nina
unravels the true story behind the 'great love' of her mother's
2002/ Drama / Romance / Rating:R18
Matia apo Nichta
Eleftheria, a 40ish woman working in a
pastry shop, wants to settle down with long-time lover Chronis,
a truck driver. Returning to Athens from a job, Chronis gives a
lift to Vallia, a small-town teen who yearns to start a new life
in the city. But before long, the mistakes and weaknesses of these
three ordinary people collide in a relationship drama that exposes
the frailty of human nature.
2003/ Drama/ Road / Rating:R18 / Director: Pericles
A simple comedy based around Thomas and
Lily, a couple with a child who are experiencing the 'seven year
itch'. Thomas arrives at the obvious solution when he hires the
lovely Irina, (a 23 year-old hooker with a heart of gold) as their
child's nanny. Things soon go comically awry as Irina becomes more
and more involved in the couple's day-to-day life.
2003/ Comedy Drama /
Rating:R18 / Director:
of a Chance
The gaudy glamour of a backwater resort
is the backdrop for a tale of two would-be con artists. Takis, a
perennial gambler, meets Vera, a dealer-in-training and amidst a
passionate relationship they hatch a scheme to fleece their casino.
However, their success is short lived and they soon realise that
some sacrifices are not worth making when love is at stake.
2001/ Drama/ Comedy / Rating:R18 /
Lakis Lazopoulos gets behind the camera
to offer this unique comedy about love, marital challenges and trying
to make a baby whilst living with the in-laws! Fotis suffers from
'Mental Impotence' which means that he can 'do it' with any woman
except his wife. Meet R 20, the town's butcher and underground porn
dealer who sets about solving our hero's problems.
2004/ Comedy / Rating:R18 / Director: Lakis Lazopoulos
From the creators of 'Safe Sex' comes
a modern Greek Tragedy about a family pitted against each other
in a bid for power and money. A young stud, involved in numerous
'forbidden' sexual relationships becomes a blackmail pawn in the
family's scheming as a cynical game of mutual extermination begins.
2003/ Drama / Rating:R18 / Director: Thanassis Papathanassiou
Hardcore is a "controversial"
version of underground Athens as seen through the eyes of two young
prostitutes, Nadia and Martha. Both are driven by a desperate need
for love and tenderness and develop ways in which to use their profession
and friendship to get what they crave. An erotic, passionate and
violent psychological portrait of two girls struggling to survive
in the face of extraordinary obstacles.
2003/ Drama / Rating:R18 / Director: Dennis Eliades
Witness a "saintly Greek family"
go straight to hell in a story that will leave you choking on your
souvlaki. An odious, foul-mouthed clan rip their lives apart in
the maddening heat of an Athenian summer. Their apartment is transformed
into a battleground as violence, abuse and total mayhem reach fever
pitch as the characters go in and out of the "matchbox"
with burning despair.
2003/ Drama / Rating:R18 / Director: Yannis
|The World Again
O Kosmos Xana
The beauty of independence and power of
friendship drives the story of five teenage friends' journey through
the countryside during a beautiful Greek summer. So far in their
lives everything has gone wrong! So when the need arises to track
down one of their mothers - no matter the cost - the power of their
friendship drives them to discover the 'road that leads to beauty'.
2002/ Road Movie / Rating:R18 / Director: Nicos
Μυστικό του Νοέμβρη
To Mystiko tou Noemvri
A businessman is convicted for illegal
financial dealings and claims that he was framed by his employer.
He persuades the district attorney to reopen his case in exchange
for information on Secret November - the organisation that murdered
the DA's predecessor. This complex conspiracy thriller explores
the links between big business, organized crime and political corruption.
2002/ Thriller / Rating:R18 / Director: Takis
A special closing night screening brings you
the classic political thriller, Z which is based on true events
of the assassination of left-wing MP, Grigoris Lambrakis. It follows
the investigation into the apparent involvement of the authorities
in the murder and explores just how far the government will go to
eliminate its political opposition.
1969/ Political / Rating:R18 / Drama/
Director: Costa Gavras