ADELAIDE 10 OCTOBER 2019
Greek Film Festival opens with monumental drama
The Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival today announced
the Australian premiere of inspirational sports drama
1968 by internationally-renowned Greek filmmaker Tassos
Boulmetis (A Touch of Spice, Mythopathy – GFF 2017) will
open the 4 day Festival (October 10 – 13, 2019) at Nova
Palace Cinemas, Rundle Street, Adelaide..
The film will also open the Festival in Sydney on 8 and
Melbourne on 9 October. Tickets to all Opening Nights
are on sale now.
Starring acclaimed Greek actor Ieroklis Michaelidis (A
Touch of Spice), the docudrama revisits the legendary
victory of the emergent Greek basketball team AEK in the
European Cup against the seemingly undefeatable
Czechoslovakian team – Greece’s first ever win in
history. The landmark event on April 4, 1968 smashed
attendance records with over 100,000 spectators flooding
the marble Panathenaic Stadium.
“We are very excited to open the Festival with this
excellent film from one of the country’s very best
contemporary cinematic storytellers,” said Festival
Chair, Nia Karteris.
“With its cast of renowned Greek actors, the film shines
crucial light on such a monumental historic event that
altered our history forever.”
Focusing on the personal stories of real people who were
involved in this unique sporting achievement, the film
paints a vivid picture of 1960s Greece to the backdrop
of political upheaval around the globe – from the
mounting post-war rivalry between European nations, to
the murder of Dr Martin Luther King and the raging
Stay tuned for the full line-up of films screening at
the Festival, to be announced soon.
For 25 years, the Greek Film Festival has presented some
of the best Greek cinema to Australian audiences.
Prepare to fall in love with stories from and about
Greece’s rich and ancient culture and peoples, all over
again.For further information about this year’s Film
Festival in Adelaide, contact the office of the Greek
Orthodox Community of SA on 82314307.