4th Dublin Greek Film Festival

Η Ελληνική Κοινότητα Ιρλανδίας
στηρίζει ως χορηγός το 4ο Φεστιβάλ Ελληνικού Κινηματογράφου που διεξάγεται στο Δουβλίνο από τις 18 έως τις  21 Οκτωβρίου και προωθεί στα μέλη και τους φίλους της,το αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα του Φεστιβάλ.

The 4th Dublin Greek Film Festival will kick off with the pre – festival screening of the movie While You Live, Shine’ (2017) directed by Paul Duane. This mesmerising film uses its swirling music & beautifully choreographed camerawork to delve into the human need for communal experience through music and dance, as shown in the ancient ‘panegyri’ of Epirus in Northern Greece, a three-day festival of ecstatic music & dancing. The screening will take place at Chester Beatty on Saturday October 13 at 6pm followed by Q&A with Paul Duane and a wine reception sponsored by Gaia Wines. There is a limited number of tickets available for the Chester Beatty Members; please book here

Still from ‘While You Live, Shine’↓

Still from 'While You Live, Shine'

On Thursday October 18 we invite you to the lunchtime free screening of shortsawarded at the Drama International Short Film Festival 2017, Greece. Drama International Short Film Festival is Greece’s leading short film festival and the annual meeting place for filmmakers and industry professionals. For more than 17 years the awarded short films of the Drama International Short Film Festival have been travelling to meet the cinephile audience in different cities in Greece and abroad. Germany, Egypt, Cyprus, Serbia, Italy together with more than 60 Greek cities have been few of the destinations that welcomed this initiative. We are proud to showcase the awarded movies for the second time in Dublin, Ireland. For more information about this free event please visit our website

On Friday October 19 the Festival invites cinema lovers to watch ‘Polyxeni’ (2017), the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film 2019, directed by Dora Masklavanou. This Greek period drama tells the story of an orphaned girl who is adopted by a family of Greeks in Constantinople and everyone expects from her a certain behavior that she is not prepared to follow. The screening will take place at The New Theatre, 7pm. Info & tickets.

Still from ‘Polyxeni’

On Saturday 20 October the Festival invites you to the screening of ‘Up To The Last Drop – The Secret Water War in Europe’ (2018) documentary directed byYorgos Avgeropoulos. Filmed also in Ireland and other 5 European countries this documentary film about water and its privatization reflects contemporary European values and the quality of the current European democracy. 5.30pm at The New Theatre. Read more and book your tickets here

 

 

Still from ‘Up To The Last Drop’

 

Also on Saturday the Festival is pleased to present the latest movie of the world- renowned Pantelis Voulgaris‘The Last Note’ (2017).  In his new film, Voulgaris deals with one of the most important chapters of modern Greek history: the execution of 200 Greek resistance fighters by the German occupiers on May 1st, 1944 in Kaisariani, as reprisal for the Greek Resistance ambush against Nazis. The New Theatre, 7pm. Info & tickets.

Also on Saturday the Festival is pleased to present the latest movie of the world- renowned Pantelis Voulgaris‘The Last Note’ (2017).  In his new film, Voulgaris deals with one of the most important chapters of modern Greek history: the execution of 200 Greek resistance fighters by the German occupiers on May 1st, 1944 in Kaisariani, as reprisal for the Greek Resistance ambush against Nazis. The New Theatre, 7pm. Info & tickets.

Still from ‘The Last Note’

On Sunday the Festival will come to an end with the screening of ‘Happy Birthday’ and a concert of Kourelou at The Sugar Cub. ‘Happy Birthday’ (2017), directed by Christos Georgiou, mixes two highly volatile subjects: politics and adolescence. In this joint Greek and French production, its message is to bridge the divide between a father and daughter and opposing viewpoints within the context of family in hopes of mending a fractured nation. The screening will commence at 4.30pm.

 

 

 

Still from ‘Happy Birthday’↓

It will be followed by a concert of Uk based Kourelou (6.30pm). The band which has performed in many international music festivals (Womad 2017) draws on Greek roots as well as music from other areas of the South Balkans to produce a vibrant musical mash with a contemporary twist. It offers the audience to experience music that has unbelievable traditional diversity and wealth in a way that is engaging, jazzy and dynamic.

←Kourelou

For more information and tickets please visit our website.