The Delphi Bank 25th Greek Film Festival today announced the Australian premiere of award-winning Greek filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris’ heart-rending drama The Last Note will kick off the 12 day Festival (October 9 – 21, 2018) at Palace Cinemas, Norton Street on Tuesday 9 October, 2018.
Tickets are now sale via www.palacecinemas.com.au or on 02 9361 5398.
Starring Andreas Konstantinou (Cloudy Sunday, GFF 2017 Closing Night Film) and Greek-American actress Melia Kreiling (Guardians of the Galaxy), the film sees Voulgaris revisiting Greece’s turbulent past, reviving one of the darkest episodes of Nazi occupation in Greece.
“Celebrating 25 years of incredible Greek stories, we are very proud to open the Festival with a cinematic masterpiece from one of the country’s finest filmmakers,” said Festival Chair, Nia Karteris. “It’s a remarkable film that not only reflects on companionship and loyalty, but pays tribute to Greece’s storied history.”
Co-written by Voulgaris’ wife and acclaimed novelist Ioanna Karystiani, the film recounts the lead-up to the mass execution of 200 Greek war prisoners in Chaidari concentration camp in retaliation to the ambush of four Nazi officers. Based off the final note of one of its victims, the film portrays the dignity of men in the face of death.
Stay tuned for the full line-up of films screening at the Festival, to be announced soon.
For more info on the festival, head to the official site.