by GREG KING
Returning for its 24th edition, the Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival (GFF) will showcase the unique perspectives of modern Greek storytellers from all over the world. A plethora of award-winning features, documentaries and shorts make up this year’s program which screens 11 – 22 October 2017 at The Astor Theatre and Palace Cinema Como in Melbourne. The 2017 program includes a diverse offering, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ new Cannes-winning thriller The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Australian-made political investigation Dogs of Democracy, musical road film Djam, Sotiris Dounoukos’ chilling adaptation of Helen Garner’s novel Joe Cinque’s Consolation and the GFF’s 16 sell-out Cloudy Sunday (Ouzeri Tsitsanis) returns to close this year’s Festival. The opening night screening is Roza of Smyrna.
Greg spoke to the festival’s artistic director Penny Kyprianou to find out more about this year’s line-up of films.