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Oscars: Canada uses the story of a modern day ‘Antigone’ to raise awareness on the global refugee crisis

A modern take on Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Antigone, is Canada’s selection for the Best International Feature Category to the 92nd Academy Awards. The French language drama, by writer and director Sophie …

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Greece submits heartfelt documentary ‘When Tomatoes Met Wagner’ to the Oscars

The story of the near abandoned remote village of Elias in Karditsa is heading to the 92nd Academy Awards. Directed by Marianna Economou and produced by Anemon Productions and Stefi …

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WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 12 September onward

NATIONAL NAXATRAS LIVE Psychedelic Space Rock Revolutionaries NAXATRAS from Greece make their debut in Australia this month, hitting SYDNEY: LazyBones Lounge Restaurant & Bar on Thursday 12 September, The Vanguard …

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Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival announces its 2019 program

From the poetic drama Epiphany starring AACTA award-winner Alex Dimitriades and irreverent black-comedy The Taverna, to the latest masterpiece by weird wave auteur Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster), the Delphi Bank …

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New doco highlights Lesvos’ response to migration crisis: a lesson for the world in philoxenia

The Greeks have given the world many things, from democracy and philosophy to the arts, and even delicious kitchen staples like olive oil and feta cheese. But director Anne Tsoulis …

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Costa-Gavras’ film ‘Adults in the Room’ premieres at the Venice Film Festival

Greek director Costa-Gavras film, ‘Adults in the Room, made its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on 31 August. Adapted from Greek former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis book, ‘Adults …

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Australian Embassy at the Beyond Borders Festival to accentuate strong Greek-Australian friendship

The strong friendship between Greece and Australia was stressed during the opening of a photography exhibition at Kastellorizo, a Greek island on the southeastern Mediterranean that saw a huge outflow …

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WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 28 August onward

NATIONAL THI AUSTRALIA: RISING TO THE CHALLENGE – GREECE AT THE CROSSROADS OF SOCIAL CHANGE The Hellenic Initiative (THI) Australia is hosting a special dinner and conversation series this month …

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Athens open-air cinemas: movie magic under a moonlit canopy

Open-air cinemas are the stuff that childhood memories are made of in Greece. Cherry soda and buttered pop corn at hand with the faint hum of cicadas in the background …

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WHAT’S ON Guide: Greek-inspired events across Australia, 15 August onward

VIC ‘BEYOND ATTICA: ART OF MAGNA GRAECIA’ On loan to the Hellenic Museum (280 William St, Melbourne) from the Koumantatakis family, ‘Beyond Attica: Art of Magna Graecia’ is an extraordinary collection of …