THE MONTREAL GREEK FILM FESTIVAL IS BACK!
The Montreal Greek Film Festival (MGFF) was founded as a platform for Greek film directors, producers, screen writers and actors to showcase their work in Montreal. Over the years, the Greek community as well as the Greater Montreal community at large developed an interest in Greek foreign films, and this festival has rapidly grown in size and popularity.
The Montreal Greek Film Festival returns this year under the auspices of the Hellenic Republic and in partnership with the Hellenic Community of Greater Montreal.
MGFF 2018 will open Saturday, March 24, at Cinéstarz, 6700 ch. Côte-des-Neiges in Montreal and will run through Sunday, April 1. The Closing Night Reception & Film will be held at the landmark Rialto Theatre.
An exiting lineup will include some of the very best contemporary Greek films from around the world. Many of the films being presented have drawn the attention of audiences worldwide and are winning major awards at international film festivals. Two feature length films will be showcased at Cinéstarz each night and all movies will be subtitled in English. A series of matinée screenings will be added this year for our movie fans that prefer to join us in the afternoon. Also new this year is a special evening dedicated to short films by directors of Greek decent from around the world.
MGFF 2018 is produced with the support of the City of Montreal, the Quebec Government and the Government of Canada.
The first few films:
Kazantzakis, directed by Yannis Smaragdis. Running Time: 2 hours. The true story of the greatest Greek author of the 20th century, Nikos Kazantzakis, based on his autobiography “Report to Greco”.
Lines, directed by Vassilis Mazomenos. Running Time: 1 hour 22 minutes. “A modern day Greek tragedy in seven vignettes on the current economic, social and political crisis.” - Hollywood Reporter
Afterlov, Directed by Stergios Paschos. Running Time: 1 hour 34 minutes. A world-wide festival favorite that turns the romantic comedy genre upside down!
The Patriarch's Room, directed by Danae Elon. Running Time: 1 hour 23 minutes. A riveting documentary about Greek Orthodox Patriarch Irineos who was accused and imprisoned for selling church property to Jewish settlers. In this first person account, the film unravels what really happened to the former Patriarch.
Greece Year Zero, directed by Dannis Koromilas. Running Time: 1 hour 17 minutes. An epic documentary that compresses 200 tumultuous years of Greek history into 77 fascinating minutes. Toronto filmmaker Dannis Koromilas spent six years working on this passion project.
Our Maria Callas, directed by Babis Tsokas. Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes. This film is a 2017 fan favourite, back by popular demand! Our Maria Callas is a dramatized documentary, highlighting the Hellenic origins of the great diva of opera and reinforces the message that Greece is still home to many gifted music and film personalities.
Visit http://mgff.ca/films-2018/ to view the trailers on the films.
About Last Year's Festival: The Montreal Greek Film Festival has a strong social media presence with nearly 1,500 members on its Facebook page. This 10-day event is one of the biggest Greek events in the city. MGFF 2017 had a record weekly attendance of over 2,000. More than 400 movie goers attended our Closing Night Reception to see the blockbuster film, Worlds Apart.
MGFF garnered much media attention in 2017 and was a guest on Breakfast Television, CTV's What's On with Christine Long and CBC Radio One's Homerun with Sue Smith. Every day of the festival, MGFF was invited to be a featured guest on MIKE FM's "MG Live" radio show.
Tickets and Admission As posted at the door
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