CHRISTOPHER PAPAKALIATIS' WORLDS APART TO OPEN GFF
“As a director [Christopher Papakaliatis] has the gift to present a different Greece, a Greece larger-than-life, like a cinemascope dream.” Cinepivates
After smashing Greek box office records with his spirited debut film, What if…, Christopher Papakaliatis returns to tackle the three pillars of writing, directing and acting with this deeply tender tale of cross-continental love.
Papakaliatis consolidates his canny ability to interweave narratives by presenting a trio of tonally incongruent stories, all set in modern Greece and all involving romance between a Greek and a foreigner. With an abundance of affection, humour and gravitas, each story climbs its climactic mountain before shifting to the next. Yet, somehow, all three come together at the end in a way we never anticipate.
Despite their rocky roads to love and the complications of today, Worlds Apart serves as a poetic reminder that truth, beauty and humanity exist even in our darkest hours.
Winner of the Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (the late Minas Hatzisavvas) and starring the winner of the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, 2015).
SYDNEY OPENING NIGHT GALA
Tuesday 11 October at Palace Norton Street
7:00pm Pre-Film Celebration
8:00pm Sydney Premiere of Worlds Apart
MELBOURNE OPENING NIGHT GALA
Wednesday 12 October at The Astor Theatre
6:30pm Canapes and cocktails on arrival
7:00pm Melbourne Premiere of Worlds Apart
Followed by the Official After Party with Hellenic wines and beer, dessert and a gift bag
MELBOURNE OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION
Wednesday 12 October at Palace Cinema Como
6:15pm Pre-Film Celebration with Greek wines and beer, Hellenic bites and live music
7:00pm Melbourne Premiere Worlds Apart