Amerika Square

Thanasis Gavos   Sunday, 25 February 2018; 3:30pm and 7:00pm
Amerika Square, Hellenic Centre

Greece’s official entry for the Oscars 2018 in the “Best Foreign Language Film” category

Screening times: 3.30pm & 7pm
Language: Greek with English subtitles

Live music recital at 5.30pm with Ksenia Dania, who makes her acting debut in the film for screening ticket holders only

Q&A with the producer, director and one of the actors after each screening

“Amerika Square is one of the best European films to date on the subject of immigration in all its painful implications” – The Hollywood Reporter

How do the fates of a local tattoo artist, a Syrian refuge from Aleppo and a young xenophobic man intersect? What happens when the fountain of your local square becomes the symbol of your identity, when you rediscover your neighbourhood street benches only after the immigrants start using them as beds, when you start counting how many Greeks and how many foreigners live in your block of flats? Amerika Square looks at the human side of the immigration debate and reveals the answers through a bracing and morally complex tale.

Written and Directed by: Yannis Sakaridis (based on the book Victoria does not exist by Yannis Tsirbas)
Starring: Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Themis Bazaka, Vassilis Koukalani
Music by: Minos Matsas
Produced by: Marblemen Productions

Tickets £15, concessions £13, HC & OBF Members £12
Bookings: 020 7487 5060 or https://hcamerikasquare.eventbrite.co.uk/

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and Oinoussai Benevolent Fund with the support of Marblemen Productions

The Hellenic Centre,
16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 6HH

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