The sun-soaked Cretan terrain and its inhabitants play a starring role in filmmaker Clio Fanouraki’s coming-of-middle-age allegory that uses the economic crisis as a springboard into a positive crisis of self.
Hotel manager Johnny (George Corraface Dangerous Cooking, GFF 2010 and A Touch of Spice, GFF 2004) is a high flyer defined by his work… that is until the economy collapses, along with his job. Stuck at home, avoiding his family and mounting a pile of debt through online gambling, he’s forced to finally wake up to himself and head outside.
At sea with a crusty fisherman, picking grapes with the workers and getting charmed by a charismatic goat shepherd, Johnny finds a world that was always there, even if he couldn’t see it through his old eyes.
”Poses a back-to-land solution to Greece’s economic crisis and boasts breathtaking cinematography, haunting, original music and mouthwatering food and wine.” MyFilm
Nominated for Best Feature Film at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2017.
Book at greekfilmfestival.com.au
$34 General Admission
$29 Palace Movie Club / GC Premium Members
Where: The Astor Theater, Corner Chapel St & Dandenong Rd, St Kilda
When: Sunday 19th November, 6.00pm
Followed by live Cretan music, Manolis Alexakis (Lyra & Vocals) & Giorgos Rerakis (Lute), together with Tony Iliou (Guitar)
and village-style delicacies, sponsored by Κρίταμος Hellenic Cuisine & Philhellene Provincial Greek Cuisine.