Wednesday 14 October, 7pm
Corner Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, St Kilda
This year’s Opening Night film will have your hearts dancing as the hit Australian stage play Alex & Eve turns big screen sensation in this World Premiere event at the iconic Astor Theatre, which was recently rescued from imminent closure and reopened by Palace Cinemas. Directed by Peter Andrikidis, Alex & Eve is a feel-good Australian story about dating in a multicultural landscape.
Alex (Richard Brancatisano) is a handsome Greek Orthodox man in his mid-thirties whose parents want him to marry a good Greek girl. But Alex has fallen in love with Eve (Andrea Demetriades), a Lebanese Muslim woman. Like oil and water, the two should never mix – but how can they stop themselves from falling in love?
“In the spirit of Greek Comedy Films of the 1960’s, Alex and Eve is a comic examination of falling in love and not following your parent’s expectations. The film has an entire cast of actors from multi-‐ethnic backgrounds. To me it is important to give a voice to all cultures that have migrated to Australia. Australian stories are migrant stories, my grand-‐parents and my father migrated to Australia in the 1950’s and those customs they had in the ‘old country’ get ‘frozen in time’ over the decades even though those customs have progressed in the country they left”, said Peter Andrikidis, director of Alex & Eve.
Written by Alex Lykos (who also appears in the film as Alex’s older brother) and based on his play of the same name, Alex & Eve delivers all the warmth and humour of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, and then takes it to the next level. Uproarious performances by Tony Nikolakopoulos and Zoe Carides as Alex’s indignant parents are the icing on this delicious cinematic cake.
TICKETS TO THE OPENING NIGHT FILM AND PARTY ARE NOW ON SALE.
Full $55 | Greek Community Premium Member & Palace Movie Club $50
BOOK ONLINE HERE OR CALL THE ASTOR BOX OFFICE ON (03) 9510 1414
The full program of films will be announced in September.
Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival
14 October – 1 November 2015
Palace Cinema Como