The Greek Film Festival hits Dublin screens for the third year running this weekend boasting a catalog of features, documentaries and shorts.
The festival will have screenings in popular venues like The Chester Beatty Library, Filmbase and The Sugar Club.
Festival co-founder Kiki Konstantinidou is looking to build on the momentum the festival has gained.
She said: “After a successful second edition the festival is back to bring some Greek culture to Ireland’s capital.
“We want to give people the opportunity to explore a different aspect of modern Greek culture and reality through various forms of art.”
Of course, Kiki isn’t the first to bring a touch of Greek culture to Dublin. If you’re interested in links between Ireland and Greece then you should check out my documentary about Greek-Irish author Lafcadio Hearn.
The festival will screen movies dealing with important Greek and Mediterranean issues such as the humanitarian crisis following the war in Syria.
Without further ado, here’s what you can catch:
THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER
The sold out festival opener is set In Crete promises to take the audience’s breath away with beautiful cinematography and original music.
6pm, The Chester Beatty Library
FRIDAY 20TH OCTOBER
The Longest Run
This award-winning documentary by Marianna Economou (Prize of the Trade Union, Doc Leipzig) follows two under age refugees in a Greek prison.
Boy on the Bridge
This new movie by Greek-Cypriot Director Petros Charalambous won Best Film at 29th European Cinema Panorama 2016.
SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER
A short documentary by Haris Raftogiannis.
Next Stop: Utopia
This documentary talks about the closure of a Greek factory and the struggle of the Greek workers to self-manage it.
It won Silver medal at the 35th URTI International Grand Prix for Author’s Documentary.
Both of these films will be screened for free at 6pm in Filmbase.
This Argiris Papadimitropoulos movie won Best International Feature Film at Edinburg International Film Festival in 2016.
SUNDAY 22ND OCTOBER
The festival will wrap up on the theme of human migration with this Yiannis Sakarisis movie.
It talks about a bitter and unemployed Greek nationalist in Athens who is horrified when his apartment building and local park become resting stops for refugees who are travelling across Europe.
It won the FIPRESCI Prize and Special Youth Jury Award at Thessaloniki Film Festival, Greece, 2016.
7.30, The Sugar Club
A concert of Greek folk musician Kristi Stasinopoulou will follow.