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Chevalier to screen at Greek Film Festival Australia

Award winning Greek films on the big screen in Australia

Award winning Greek films will feature at this year’s Greek Film Festival in Australia including The Lobster (2015), starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and Chevalier (2015), from multi-award winning filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari (producer of Before Midnight, Dogtooth, 2010).

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The Lobster starring Colin Farrell. Photograph courtesy of Greek Film Festival Australia

Worlds Apart (2015) by critically acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Papakaliatis, starring J.K. Simmons, will open the festival on the 11th October and is another success story breaking through the European film circuit and reaching English speaking audiences.The festival, now in its 23rd year, will reach Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. Festival Chair, Nia Karteris says, “We are extremely proud to present to our audiences the most exciting films and filmmakers from storytellers of Greek heritage. This year’s program is a rich tapestry of themes, perspectives and great stories to delight, excite, inform and ultimately entertain our festival audiences.”

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Worlds Apart with Christopher Papakaliatis and Andrea Osvart. Photograph: courtesy of Greek Film Festival Australia

Features include:

The Lobster (2015), an unconventional love story set in a dystopian future.

Chevalier (2015), a critical comedy and feminist portrait of men without women.

Suntan (2016), starring Makis Papadimitriou (Chevalier, 2016) as a lonely, middle-aged doctor who takes an unhealthy shine for a young tourist.

Worlds Apart (2015), A romantic drama, the film tells three separate love stories, between a Greek and a foreigner.

Invisible (2015), triple London Greek Film Festival 2015 award winning film offers a slice of cinematic realism when a lonely divorced factory worker unjustly loses his job and plans revenge.

For the full schedule, venues and tickets, visit the Greek Film Festival Australia website.