Film days at Greek Consulate in Istanbul
‘Homeland’ will be screened on Dec 12 as part of the Contemporary Greek Cinema season at Sismanoglio Megaro that will continue until May 2015.The Greek Consulate in Istanbul is organizing a Contemporary Greek Cinema season together with the Greek Film Center at Sismanoglio Megaro until May 2015.
The season, which started last month with Nikos Panayotopoulos’ film “Athens-Istanbul,” will present Syllas Tzoumerkas’ film “Homeland” on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m.
Starring Amalia Moutoussi, Thanos Samaras, Ioanna Tsirigouli and Errikos Litsis, “Homeland” is a 2010 drama following three generations of a Greek family torn apart over an inter-family adoption.
The next film will be Filippos Tsitos’ 2011 film “Unfair World” on Jan. 23, 2015. The story centers on an unusual police interrogator who one day decides to forgive all those who are treated unfairly in life, even going so far as to murder a corrupt colleague. Antonis Kafetzopoulos, Theodora Tzimou and Christos Stergioglou star in the film.
On Feb. 20, 2015, Giorgos Tsemberopoulos’ “The Enemy Within” will be on screen. The film follows a middle-aged man who sees his life collapse after masked hoodlums break into his house, gag him and his family and rape his daughter before taking off with money, valuables and the family’s car.
Tassos Boulmetis’ “A Touch of Spice” will be shown on March 20, 2015. Featuring Turkish actor Tamer Karadağlı and actress Başak Köklükaya, the film is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor, teaches him that both food and life require a little salt to give them flavor.
The season will continue on April 17 with Babis Makridis’ “L” - the first Greek movie ever selected to compete at the Sundance Film Festival, in 2012. The film centers around a man who lives in his car and who has to meet his wife and two children at specified days and times in car parking lots. His job is to drive around to locate and bring the finest honey to a wealthy 50-year-old patron.
The last film in the program will be Pantelis Vulgaris’ 2004 film “Brides” on May 8, 2015. Starring Damian Lewis, Victoria Haralabidou and Andrea Ferreol, the film is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700 aboard the SS King Alexander, who falls in love with an American photographer.
The films will be shown at the Sismanoglio Megaro on İstiklal Avenue free of charge, and will all have Turkish subtitles.