x

Cinema

Italian Film Festival Kicks Off Online in Athens on February 12

February 3, 2021

ATHENS — The 1st Italian film festival will be held from February 12-22 at the online platform of the Greek Film Archive & Film Museum, titled "Cinema made in Italy/Athens".

Showcasing 12 feature films, including 11 fiction films and 5 documentaries, the festival is "a first-rate opportunity for the Greek public to further acquaint itself with its neighbor, with whom they share cultural, economic, scientific and most importantly, friendly ties – founded on distinguished kinships, going back centuries", was pointed out by Anna Mondavio, director of the Italian Cultural Institute in Athens, which co-organized the film festival. "We hope that this festival will be established on an annual basis", she added.

The festival's program covers "all the contemporary trends of New Italian cinema," said the Greek Film Archive's President Maria Komninos, with themes "inspired by family, love and the politics of identities in contemporary Italy."

The 2020 film "La rivoluzione siamo noi" ("We are the revolution") by director Ilaria Freccia will open the festival on Friday, February 12, and can be watched online free of charge from midday to midnight on the day. A ticket is required for subsequent viewings. All films shown in the festival will be available via ticket purchasing as of Saturday February 13.

Apart from the Italian Cultural Institute in Athens, the film festival is co-organized by the Luce-Cinecitta Institute, itself subsidized by the Italian Ministry for Culture, in the context of the Tempo Forte cultural collaboration agreement between Greece and Italy.

For more info, see https://online.tainiothiki.gr/page/cinema-made-in-italy-athens/ (program and other info in English)

 

RELATED

ASTORIA – The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) presents the award-winning film, Defunct, on Sunday, July 10, 4 PM, at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria, Queens.

Top Stories

General News

FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

General News

PHILADELPHIA – The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Philadelphia and Greater Delaware Valley announced that the Evzones, the Presidential Guard of Greece will be participating in the Philadelphia Greek Independence Day Parade on March 20.

Video

Mission…to Alonnisos, a TNH Documentary

O oceanic you sing and sail White on your body and yellow on your chimeneas For you're tired of the filthy waters of the harbors You who loved the distant Sporades You who lifted the tallest flags You who sail clear through the most dangerous caves Hail to you who let yourself be charmed by the sirens Hail to you for never having been afraid of the Symplegades (Andreas Empeirikos)   What traveler has not been fascinated by the Greek islands, drawn by the Sirens’ song of a traveler’s dreams? TNH and our video show ‘Mission’ marked the change of the season by transporting viewers into the heart of summer.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. abc@xyz.com

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.