For those who feel nostalgic about the good old days of the Greek Cinema, the non-for-profit organisation Greek Youth Generator (GYG), in collaboration with Yarraville Festival, will be showcasing Greek films from the 1960s-80s on Sunday, 5 March at the iconic Sun Theatre.
Greek cinema has been instrumental in cultivating the cultural background of the Greek community in Australia as it helps maintain connections with homeland, language, and culture, keeping the spirit of Hellenism alive for all generations.
“The Daughter of the Sun”, (‘Η κόρη του ήλιου’), starring Aliki Vougiouklaki, Kostas Karras, Spyros Kalogirou, and Nikos Galanos, will be played at 2:30pm.
The film is about a peasant’s daughter named Maya, who fights for better living conditions during a period when landowners ruled the lives of villagers, while struggling to save her relationship with Lefteris Barla, coming face to face with Karatzas’ niece, Vgenio Dimitreli, who also fights for Lefteri’s heart.
“The Lady and the Tramp”, (‘Η Αρχόντισσα και ο Αλήτης’), will be bring the evening to a close at 6:30pm, starring the beloved duo of Greek cinema, Aliki Vougiouklaki and Dimitris Papamichael.
The film tells the story of Rena, daughter of a wealthy family from Corfu, who attempts to escape from an undesirable marriage that her family forces on her and ends up getting involved in a romantic adventure with Pippi, who comes from a different walk of life entierly.
Prior to the show, Peter Yiannoudes, former owner of the Sun Theatre, is set to give an exclusive interview, and a GYG project release will occur in both sessions.