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Greek Film Festival continues with great success October 4, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Hellenic Light Oceania, Movies Life.
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Greek Film Festival continues with great success in Australia

An article entitled “States of Origin” in the newspaper “The Australian” refers to the 14th Greek Film Festival in Sydney, underlining that this cultural event was well receive by the Greek-Australian community.

The article includes statements of the New South Wales Hellenic Community President, Haris Danalis who underlined that 70% of viewers have close bonds with Greece and most of them watch the movies of nostalgia.

Eleni Goritsa, the Festival coordinator, referring to the opening film “Sirens in the Aegean”, comedy directed by Nikos Perakis, said that Greek humour is very caustic and tart because of the richness of the language. For example there are five words for love, all five with different meanings.

“The Sirens in the Aegean” is a comedy, screened on the island of Kos, and satirizes the tension in Greek-Turkish relations. Certainly the language is very naughty as the plot centers on the loose tongued soldiers of a Greek Army post, also involving the passengers of a Turkish boat with beautiful women, a television crew and illegal immigrants.

Mr. Danalis, 53, who lives in Australia, said that some women were shocked by the naughty language but asked whether the new generation of Greek women in Greece would be annoyed he said “absolutely no” because they are exposed to these hearings used by their children.

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