Welcome to the 4th e-newsletter of the 2005 Antipodes Greek Film Festival.

Week 2 of the Film Festival has seen more record-breaking crowds and sell-out sessions. These have included, Liza and all the Others, Real Life, Brides and Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow.

By Popular Demand – New screenings and extra tickets

To keep up with demand, new sessions have been programmed and some films will now screen across 2 cinemas. Changes are:

Brides - Saturday 24 September, 4pm, 6.30pm & 9pm

Liza and all the Others – Sunday 25 September, 4pm

Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow –now screening in 2 cinemas on
Friday 23 September, 9pm

The Counterfeit Coin –now screening in 3 cinemas on
Sunday 25 September, 7pm

Book NOW for Testosterone and Hostage, to avoid disappointment.

Media Coverage

Visit our website for links to radio interviews and press media coverage of this year’s Film Festival.

Closing Night – The Counterfeit Coin

Sunday night promises to be a night of mixed emotions as this year’s festival comes to an end.

The closing night film, The Counterfeit Coin, is filled with humour, romance and drama. The 50th anniversary screening of one of Greece’s most celebrated films sets the scene for a memorable evening. Join us after the film for drinks, nibblies and a chat to farewell the 2005 festival.


This week’s picks:


“…a powerful account of a man who, using only psychological and emotional abuse, manages to “imprison” and unhinge his younger wife.” Adrian Martin, The Age

Thurs 22 Sept @ 7pm
Sun 25 Sept @ 2pm

The Engagement of Anna

Described by Variety as “One of the most sensitive, human and impressive Greek films ever made.”
This 1972 film presents a searing portrait of a young maid OPPRESSED by duty, honour, class and obligation; her fate determined by others.

Sat 24 Sept @ 5.30pm


The Striker with the No. 9

The film traces the rise and fall of Vasilis (Bill) Seretis, a talented goal scoring centre forward.
“Striker No. 9 provides a penetrating insight into the darker side of soccer and professional sport.” Braham Dabscheck, University of New South Wales


Wed 21 Sept @ 7pm
Sun 25 Sept @ 4.30pm


Competition Winners

The correct answer to last week’s question, “How many sponsors' logos appear on the website sponsorship page?” is 19.

The winners of the 10 double passes are:

Agnes Apostolou
Dee Roberts
Mary Tzamouranis
Peter Siapikoudis
Helen Pothoulackis
Kon Karmis
Toula Xenitellis
Maria Megas
Megan Doyle
Ari Karpathiou

Congratulations go out to all out winners: check out our website at for this week’s question.

For more information on these and all other films in this year’s program, visit our website at and click on ‘Films’.

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