Invisible (2015) Dir. Dimitris Athanitis

Our next screening is scheduled for Thursday 22nd March at 7pm (7μμ Πέμπτη 22 Μαρτίου) at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

Invisible (2015) 84΄ Dir. Dimitris Athanitis

Aris is a factory worker who has split up with his wife. When he is suddenly sacked without
cause and his life spirals into poverty and hopelessness, he is overcome by the injustice of his
situation. He struggles to find work and be a good father to his six-year-old son, but desire for
revenge takes hold with tragic consequences. A stark and sombre story starring well-known
actor Yannis Stankoglou, the film has won awards in Greece and abroad.

Invisible (2015) 84΄ Σκ. Δημήτρης Αθανίτης 

Ο Άρης είναι εργάτης σε εργοστάσιο και έχει χωρίσει με τη γυναίκα του. Αφού απολύεται από
τη δουλειά του ξαφνικά και αναίτια, η ζωή του βυθίζεται στη φτώχεια και την απόγνωση και
ο ίδιος κυριεύεται από ένα βαθύ αίσθημα αδικίας. Πασχίζει να βρει δουλειά και να φροντίσει
τον εξάχρονο γιό του, αλλά η δίψα του για εκδίκηση υπερισχύει με τραγική κατάληξη. Μια
ιδιαίτερα σκληρή ταινία με πρωταγωνιστή τον γνωστό ηθοποιό Γιάννη Στάνκογλου, η οποία
έχει κερδίσει βραβεία στην Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό.



Songs of Revolution (2017) Dir. Bill Mousoulis

Our next screening is scheduled for Thursday 22nd February at 7pm (7μμ Πέμπτη 22 Φεβρουαρίου) at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

Songs of Revolution (2017) 118΄Dir. Bill Mousoulis

A film about contemporary Greek anti-establishment music which combines documentary and
fictional sequences with ‘film musical’ and music clips. It includes musicians A. Parinis, D.
Poulikakos and Th. Kois and music genres of rembetika, laika, Cretan, rock, punk and hip
hop. The critic R. Tomczak writes that it evokes “…the sadness, the anger, the bitterness of
people who live under difficult circumstances, but also their vitality” shomingekiblog.
*The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with the director.*

Songs of Revolution (2017) 118΄ Σκ. Μπιλ Μουσούλης

Μία ταινία για τη σύγχρονη αντιεξουσιαστική μουσική σκηνή στην Ελλάδα. Συνδυάζει στοιχεία
ντοκιμαντέρ και μυθοπλασίας με μιούσικαλ και μουσικά βίντεοκλιπ. Συμμετέχουν οι μουσικοί
Α. Παρίνης, Δ. Πουλικάκος, Θ. Κόης και παρουσιάζονται μουσικά ρεύματα όπως ρεμπέτικο,
λαϊκό, Κρητική μουσική, ροκ, πανκ και χιπ χοπ. Ο κριτικός Ρ. Τομζακ γράφει για την ταινία: “…
φέρνει στο νου τη θλίψη, την οργή, την πίκρα των ανθρώπων που ζουν κάτω από δύσκολες
συνθήκες, αλλά και την ζωντάνια τους” shomingekiblog.
*Θα ακολουθήσει συζήτηση με τον σκηνοθέτη.*


Dogtooth (2009) Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos


Our next screening is scheduled for Thursday 1st February at 7pm (7μμ Πέμπτη 1 Φεβρουαρίου) at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore)

Dogtooth (2009) 94΄ Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos

A factory owner brings up three children, now adults, within the confines of a villa where the
outside world is kept at bay. Only the father decides who and what enters the compound. The
appearance of a female employee, paid for sexual services to the son, eventually upsets this
precarious world. A multi-awarded film that has often divided audiences, it signals a new style
in Greek cinema.

Κυνόδοντας (2009) 94΄ Σκ. Γιώργος Λάνθιμος

Ένας εργοστασιάρχης μεγαλώνει τα τρία του, ενήλικα πλέον, παιδιά μέσα στα κλειστά όρια μιας
βίλας, χωρίς επαφή με τον έξω κόσμο. Ο πατέρας αποφασίζει τί και ποιός μπαίνει στη βίλα.
Μία νεαρή υπάλληλος, η οποία πληρώνεται για να προσφέρει σεξουαλικές υπηρεσίες στον γιο
της οικογένειας, διαταράσσει την ισορροπία του εύθραστου αυτού κόσμου. Πολυβραβευμένη
ταινία που συχνά διχάζει το κοινό ενώ έχει σηματοδοτήσει ένα νέο ρεύμα στο Ελληνικό σινεμά.



Our next screening is scheduled for Thursday 26th October at 7pm at the at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

7 Kinds of Wrath (2014) 105′ (Dir. Christos Voupouras)

The film follows the life of a middle-aged archaeologist who begins a relationship with a
young Egyptian worker in a milieu where gay Greek and foreign men meet. With a loose
narrative that focuses on the cultural and social borders that exist in matters of love and
desire between individuals of unequal status, it offers a contemplative cinematic gaze at the spaces between people and their need for intimacy.

Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Screenplay.



The screening took place on Thursday 21 September 7pm at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

45m2 (2010) 78′ (Dir. Stratos Tzitzis)

In a country where wages are spiraling downwards, Christina wants to escape the restrictions of living with her mother. She saves and economises to afford a cheap apartment so she can enjoy her independence. The film focuses on Christina’s free spirit, courage and inventiveness as she struggles to achieve her dream. A tender story about the phenomenon of youth dependence on family in Greece.



The screening took place on Thursday 24 August 7pm at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

East is West (2009) 110΄ (Dir. Costa Gavras)

A young man from an unnamed eastern country embarks on a journey to Europe where he fervently believes he’ll find a better life. On this journey he confronts numerous obstacles, human kindness and exploitation. But when he finally arrives at his destination he realises that his dreams were based on an illusion. By the award-winning veteran Greek French director. Winner of the critics award in the Festival of City of Lights, City of Angels, COLCOA.



The Greek Film Society of Sydney Presents
 the 19th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival Regional Event, a selection of contemporary Greek documentaries.

All screenings will take place at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW, 58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore.


Ichthys (33 ́) Dir. Christos Karalias
A Greek-American surgeon, desiring a religious life for his family, settles in Greece in a secluded estate where his children are homeschooled and grow up in an unorthodox way.

Village Potemkin (85′) Dir. Dominikos Ignatiadis
A hard and honest close-up account of a group of former drug addicts in Athens told through the camera of Dominikos who has hit rock bottom and fought his way back to staying ‘clean’.


Beatbox and Winds – Nicos Diminakis (53′) Dir. Gina Georgiadou
Infectiously enthusiastic musician and exponent of beatbox and wind instruments, Nicos Diminakis, talks passionately about his musical compositions and experimentations as he offers samples of lively and original music.

Culinary Heritage of Mount Athos (72′) Dir. Christos MatzonasAn insight into the culinary tradition of a monastery on Mount Athos through earthy demonstrations of cooking by a monk, with a background of Byzantine chanting and a stunning natural environment.

THURSDAY 20 JULY, 5.30pm

Dialogue of Berlin (80′) Dir. Nicos Ligouris
A cinematic essay that combines documentary, personal journal, fiction and philosophical contemplation on the subject of the paradoxical interplay between the cultures of the European North and South.

Every Single Day (55′) Dir. Spyros Gerousis
An upfront look at the everyday challenges faced by Greece’s young and diverse 1990s hip hop generation whose lyrics, music and graffiti deal directly with the country’s harsh realities.

Greek Animal Rescue (65′) Dir. Menelaos Karamaghiolis
A story of locals and foreigners who rescue neglected dogs in a Greek industrial wasteland, a commitment that is tested in an area of hardship and poverty.


The Glass Dragon (10′) Dir. Konstantina Ouroumi
Georgia, an adolescent who won the fight against cancer, recounts her experience and sends out a hopeful message.

String-less (86′) Dir. Angelos Kovotsos
Five women, an acapella group from Thessaloniki (in Greek, their name means hags, harridans…), surviving adversity and crisis, while creating beautiful music with a female identity. Five intimate stories + vibrant music!



This month’s screening, the film Hail Arcadia by acclaimed Greek director Filippos Koutsaftis, is taking place on Thursday 22nd June at at 7.00 pm at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

Hail Arcadia (2015) 90′

Dir. Filippos Koutsaftis

A lyrical journey through the past and present of the myth-filled bucolic province of Arcadia through the lens of an acclaimed Greek filmmaker who returns after a 15-year absence since his seminal documentary Mourning Rock. An exploration of myth, history, land and people, through stunning images and a narration filled with poetic tones. “Traveller, seek not the myth of carefree life here on the Arcadian mountains. Pan is dead! And Satyrs no longer roam the forests…”


DRAMA 2017

The next screening will take place on Thursday 25th May at 7.00 pm, at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

A selection of award-winning short films from the 39th Greek Short Film Festival in Drama:

Cube 22 ́ (Dir. Alexandros Skouras)

The homecoming of a mother’s favourite son brings to the fore the unique dysfunctions of a family.(Golden Dionysos Award)

Birthday 13 ́ (Dir. Dimitris Katsimiris)

On his twenty-second birthday, a young man with cerebral palsy will act to defend his family’s honour.(Honorary Distinction for Best Male Performance)

Twist 15 ́ (Dir. Michalis Papantonopoulos)

When seven high-school teachers meet to decide on the punishment to be meted out to a student responsible for an anti-social act, a battle of conscience and social beliefs ensues.
(Federation of Greek Film Clubs Award)

3000 20 ́ (Dir. Antonis Tsonis)

Greek-Australian Antonis Tsonis’ film conveys the tensions of contemporary Athens in a story about a young unem- ployed man desperate to help a friend battling cancer.(Special Prize)

Fox 28 ́ (Dir. Jacqueline Lentzou)

A young man, his girlfriend and two young siblings spend their last carefree summer day at home. (PanHellenic Union of Film Critics Award, ‘Tonia Marketaki’ Award for Best Female Director, Honorary Distinction for Best Sound, & Union of Greek Technicians of Cinema and Television (ETEKT) Award)

Alice in the café 18 ́ (Dir. Dimitris Nakos)

Following a chance meeting in a café, Vasilis and Alice tentatively begin a relationship that may or may not go some- where.
(Best South and Eastern European Film Award (International Competition) & Honorary Distinction for Best Editing (National Competition))




This month we are screening the film Island by Dutch-Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, shot in the Greek island of Astypalaia. Screening is scheduled for Thursday 20th April at 7.00 pm, at the Cyprus Community Club of NSW (58 Stanmore Rd, Stanmore).

Island (1989) 95′

Dir. Paul Cox

Three women – a Czech-Australian, a Sri Lankan and a Greek – meet on a Greek island. All are exiles escaping from their own personal tragedies. Ultimately it is the island itself and the generosity of the islanders which leads the women into revelations about themselves. Starring Irene Papas and an unforgettable performance from Chris Haywood. “Island is about arriving and departing, about home and homesickness, about east and west, and of course about love.” Paul Cox (pioneer of independent Australian cinema).

Irene Papas was nominated in 1989 for Best Actress in her role for the Australian Film Institute.