The 15th EAST END FILM FESTIVAL (EEFF) includes 20 World Premieres, 22 UK Premieres and 18 London Premieres. The festival opens on 23 June – the day of the EU referendum and a pivotal moment in history. Whatever the outcome, the festival programme provides many opportunities to chew the cud as we wake up to the jubilation or regret of Britain’s decision on Europe. EEFF will champion great British filmmaking with a slew of premieres showing the breadth and scope of Britain’s film industry. Crossing borders to the EU and beyond, there’ll be a Turkish focus, a monumental day of film and debate about displaced people from across the globe, and a weekend of celluloid classics portraying the collapse of civilisation. The future is our choice – what could possibly go wrong?
There a number of films at this year’s festival with Greek connections:
Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair (dir: Angelique Kourounis, Greece) This UK Premiere documents a journalist’s trawl through the depths of Greece’s neo-Nazi party, their extraordinary rise, and how so many Greeks have been won over by their cause. www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme-2016/17445/golden-dawn-personal-affair
Seven Sisters Indoor Market (directed by Greek-Brazilian Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolaou, produced by Greek Marios Kleftakis)
Chasing Robert Barker (co-written by Nefeli Zygopoulou – shortlisted for the East End Film Festival’s Ascession Award, which this year looks at the craft of screenwriting) www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme-2016/17348/chasing-robert-barker
Motherland (Turkish-Greek co-production) www.eastendfilmfestival.com/programme-2016/17521/motherland
Latent (directed by Greek Lefteris Parasyris)
Dilip’s Castle (directed by Greek Manos Ioannou)
Boris in the Forest (produced by Greek Ioanna Caravel)
More info and full programme here.
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