The Greek Film Society Sydney is launching its new 2015 (January-June) Program this coming Thursday 29 January at 7pm, starting with Yannis Fagras’ 2001 feature Still Looking for Morphine (119΄), a low-budget independent movie that has become a favourite among Greek cinephiles.
Summary: Ricky is a young woman tomboy living alone in the port of Piraeus during a long summertime. Her search for personal freedom is through a risky life of stealing, drug taking and transient friendships. By the end of the summer and after a violent event, her age of innocence is over. Shot in black and white with professional and amateur actors, the film achieves an off-beat and realistic portrayal of a young life on the margins of society.
The film was voted by the public as one of 20 favourite Greek films in last year’s Thessaloniki Film Festival’s celebration of 100 years of Greek cinema. The cinematographer, Panagiotis Salapatas, is a Sydney-born Greek who studied his craft in the US.