This year’s Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival opened with the outstanding docudrama, 1968 which featured original footage from the then emergent Greek basketball team AEK in the European Cup, as well as interviews with players and personal stories from those involved.

Now, just five days from the conclusion of the festival in Melbourne and Sydney, Alkinos Tsilimidos’ highly anticipated black comedy, The Taverna is set to close the program.

Filmed at an actual taverna in Melbourne’s east, the movie chronicles a chaotic night in which an impromptu belly dance at a Greek restaurant leads to a series of unexpected and hilarious mishaps.

In the director’s words: “The Taverna will mean different things to different people. It’s probably my most personal film […] From my earliest recollections the experience of eating in Greek restaurants in Melbourne made me feel Greek. The food, the drama, the language, and the fun led to an overwhelming feeling of belonging. This is what The Taverna means to me that we can be who we are when gifted a place to belong.”

As the Naming Rights sponsor, Delphi Bank is again proud to present this year’s Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival, with Head of Delphi Bank, Jim Sarris stating that “We have presented the Greek Film Festival for over a decade now, and it never gets old”.

This year’s line-up is the most promising so far – featuring 15 feature films, an Australian short film, as well as three critically-acclaimed documentaries.


Each year, in celebration of the festival, Delphi Bank releases its own short cinema trailer, with this year’s focusing on ‘family’.

Head of Delphi Bank, Jim Sarris says that “As our customers and community already know, we’re all about family at Delphi Bank”.

“We’ve been on the journey with our very first customers from day one, and we now continue to support and celebrate the milestones and success of their children and grandchildren,” he continues.

The cinema trailer titled ‘Welcome to the family’, captures the essence of a big, fat, Greek Sunday lunch – watch it here.

To win your way to the Delphi Bank 26th Greek Film Festival Closing Night Celebration in Melbourne and Sydney, simply watch, like and comment on the cinema trailer, describing your favourite thing about Sunday lunch in 50 words or less.

The winner will enjoy a celebratory drink, and double-pass to view the World Premiere of The Taverna.

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The official closing night celebrations in Melbourne and Sydney take place on Sunday 20 October from 6.30 pm onward.

The competition is held and organised by Delphi Bank.