Join Hellenic Film Society & NYWIFT on September 30 as we proudly co-host a screening of .Dog and Patchwork
2021 | 95 minutes | New York Premiere
In Greek with English subtitles
Cast: Andreas Konstantinou (Father), Dimitris Kitsos (Dimitris), Nikos Zeginoglou (Nick), Antonia Charalampous (Andi), Anna Yiagiozi (director of hostel)
Young Dimitris, on the verge of manhood yet very much a child, has romanticized his imprisoned father to mythic proportions. When his father is released from prison after ten years, Dimitris can’t wait to finally get to know him and make up for lost time. Once the boy realizes his father’s evil nature, however, he must decide whether his sense of right from wrong is stronger than his love for his father.
Youth Jury Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2021),
Best Cypriot Film Award, Best Director Award in a Cypriot Film, Honorary
Distinction, International Film Festival Cyprus Film Days (2022)
2021 | 87 minutes | New York Premiere
In Greek with English subtitles
Cast: Angeliki Papoulia (Chara), Stella Fyrogeni (Christie), Joy Rieger (Melina), Andreas C. Tselepos (Andreas)
Chara loves her family, and yet she sometimes ponders a life without them. This provocative drama explores the sources of female contentment and fulfillment, as a young mother is haunted by her ambiguous feelings about motherhood. She befriends her boss’s daughter who helps her confront both the inner turmoil she carries and the broken relationship with her own mother.
Winner Best Film, Athens Panorama of European Cinema
The Hellenic Film Society USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in the belief that Greek cinema can—and should—be part of the American cultural landscape. We promote feature films, documentaries, and film shorts made by Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus.
Founded by Jimmy DeMetro and a team of devoted cinephiles with a long track record of presenting Greek films in the US, the Hellenic Film Society was established to expand the reach of Greek film beyond a single annual festival in New York. In addition to our annual New York Greek Film Expo, we have organized film screenings in a growing number of American cities throughout the year and have created a series of monthly film screenings that have attracted sell-out crowds at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.
We are passionate about our mission to present and support high-quality, well-crafted films and, as such, we strive to carry out the following:
- Present screenings of new and classic Greek films throughout the year in cities across the US
- Sponsor panel discussions, master classes, and lectures by directors and film scholars on Greek cinema
- Support aspiring filmmakers of Greek descent and promote their films
- Collaborate with influential film institutions and festivals to showcase Greek films
- Foster relationships between Greek filmmakers and US investors and distributors
- Restore and preserve Greek film classics
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NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.