‘Roza of Smyrna’ Opens Greek Film Festival in Sydney

The Delphi Bank’s 24th Greek Film Festival will kick off with the Greek box office smash hit “Roza of Smyrna” on October 10 at Palace Cinemas, Norton Street in Sydney.

Directed by Greek filmmaker George Kordellas, “Roza of Smyrna” has been dubbed as the Greco-Turkish Romeo and Juliet, It also features the first film starring role of celebrated actress Lida Protopsalti in her 66 year career.

The movie is based on Yannis Yiannellis-Theodosiadis’ novel “Ismail and Roza” and follows an art collector as he tries to learn the story of two lovers from a century ago, based on the evidence of an old photograph and a blood-stained wedding dress with a letter sewn into its hem.

For 23 years, the Greek Film Festival has presented some of the best Greek cinema to Australian audiences. The 24th Greek Film Festival will run through October 22.

FESTIVAL DETAILS:

WHAT: Rosa of Smyrna – The Delphi Bank 24th Greek Film Festival Sydney Opening Night
WHEN: Tuesday 10 October, 2017, 6.30pm pre-film cocktail party, 8.30pm screening
WHERE: Palace Norton Street
99 Norton Street, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
TICKETS: $ 45, available from www.palacecinemas.com.au or 02 9361 5398

WHAT: The Delphi Bank The 24th Greek Film Festival Sydney
WHEN: Tuesday 10 October – Sunday 22 October, 2017
WHERE: Palace Norton Street
99 Norton Street, Leichhardt, NSW 2040
WEBSITE: www.greekfilmfestival.com.au
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/GreekFilmFestival