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Welcome to the fourteenth annual Greek Film Festival. The 2006 festival edition offers a gateway to the rich, complex culture of contemporary Greece through its lively and passionate cinema.

Once again the festival's lineup showcases the range and robustness of recent Greek cinema, with a wide variety of subjects including frantic farce (Woman is a... Tough Person), offbeat cityscape (A Dog's Dream), cross-cultural romance (Liubi), and sexually provocative comedy (Honey and the Pig). In addition, the series presents Unplanned, a fascinating documentary portrait of the Gypsy community in Greece.

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The Festival pays tribute to director Michael Cacoyannis, who vividly brought to the screen Euripides’ ancient Greek tragedies Electra, The Trojan Women and Iphigenia starring screen icon Irene Pappas.

This year’s program also includes three Greek Cinema classics I Soferina, Moderna Stahtopouta and Nomos 4000 starring Greek screen idols Aliki Vougiouklaki, Alekos Alexandrakis and Zoe Laskari.

We hope you enjoy the selection and wish you a good Festival!

Audience demand for Sirens boosts Greek Film Festival

The Greek Film Festival of Sydney has announced that there will be a fourth screening of Greek blockbuster Sirens in the Aegean due to the overwhelming demand for tickets from Sydney-siders.

The Festival, which opened to packed cinemas last Wednesday September 13, will now include the fourth and final screening of Sirens in the Aegean on October 3 at 8:50pm in two cinemas at Palace Cinemas Norton Street.

Audiences are urged to book their tickets in advance to avoid disappointment through MCA ticketing or Palace Norton Street Cinemas. Tickets are available now from Palace Norton Street Box office or through MCA ticketing both by phone on 1300 306 776 or online at www.mca-tix.com

“Women, Violence & War” To Be Repeated on Monday 2 October 2006

Due to the overwhelming response for this Monday’s event at Governor Macquarie Tower (which regrettably is now closed to the public due to space restrictions) the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW and the 14th Greek Film Festival of Sydney are pleased to announce that:-

“Women, Violence & War” an evening with Euripides and Cacoyiannis with a talk by Dr Alfred Vincent and Dr. Suzanne Macalister will be repeated on

Monday 2 October 2006 at 4.00pm at the Greek Community Club of NSW, 206-210 Lakemba Street, Lakemba.

For further information please contact the Film Festival line on 02 9750 0440

An initiative of the Greek Orthodox Community of NSW www.goc.com.au

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