Christos Tsiolkas’ 2005 book “Dead Europe” has been adapted into a full-length feature film, and has recently been added to the screenings at the Melbourne International Film Festival. This is Tsiolkas’ third novel to make it to the big screen; the first two were “The Slap” and “Head On.”
“Dead Europe” tells the tale of an Australian-born Greek photographer who visits Greece for the first time after his father passes away. He decides to travel through Europe and ultimately dives into a dark journey involving the past, present and future. The film is the feature directorial debut by Tony Krawitz, and is scheduled to play at the festival on August 19 at 6:30pm. The director will also do a Q&A session after the screening.
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