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Screening Nikos Koundouros at the Greek Centre

'O Drakos /The Ogre of Athens' is considered by many to be the best Greek film of its time

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Nikos Koundouros.

10 March 2017

To honour the life and work of the great Greek film maker Nikos Koundouros the Greek Community of Melbourne will be screening his multi-awarded movie 'O Drakos /The Ogre of Athens' (English subtitles), with Dino Eliopoulos, on Sunday 19 March 7:00pm at the Greek Centre.

Poet, Andrea Demetriou, will speak briefly about the emblematic director.

Born in Athens in December 1926, to a family originally hailing from Crete, he was counted among the most notable modern Greek directors, while his 1956 film 'O Drakos /The Ogre of Athens' is considered by many to be the best Greek film of that decade.

He represented Greek cinema at several foreign film festivals in the 50s and 60s, winning the Silver Bear for his film 'Young Aprodites' in the 13th Berlin film festival, as well as top prize in the Thessaloniki Film Festival, in 1963.

His work has been repeatedly broadcast on British and French television and there are copies of his films in many important film museums around the world.

Entry: Free – However one can purchase a special raffle ticket at the door, in support of the Greek Community of Melbourne. Coffee and tea provided.
When: Sunday 19 March 2017, 7:00pm
Where: Greek Centre (Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale St, Melbourne)

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