Scroll down to see the exciting films that will be a part of the 7th Edition of the Montreal Greek Film Festival.  New titles will be added every week so be sure to check back often!

Kazantzakis (Καζαντζάκης)

2017. Director: Yannis Smaragdis. Running Time: 2 hours.

Sun (April 14) at the Rialto.
Closing Night Reception & Film - $60. Click for tickets:
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"I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free." - Nikos Kazantzakis

Synopsis: The true story of the greatest Greek author of the 20th century, Nikos Kazantzakis, based on his autobiography “Report to Greco”. This film is a story of love, faith and strength of one author who survived the adversities and cruelties of his time, making his life’s work live through the ages. Nikos Kazantzakis’ creative achievements inspire today and positively enhance the futureRead more...

Freedom Besieged

2017. Director: Panayioti Yannitsos. Running Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Sun (April 7) 5 pm at the Rialto. Click for tickets: 

A feature-length documentary concerning the current state of the Greek economy and how it has impacted the nation's youth.

Synopsis: Freedom Besieged explores the pursuits of Greek youth living within the country's crisis. It is an intimate portrait of a young Greek generation who serve as the focal point for the future of European youth today. In an effort to rebuild a bridge of communication between Greek youth and the world around them, this film includes commentary from respected intellectuals, politicians, and experts from within Greece and the international community.  Read more...

Smuggling Hendrix

2018. Director: Marios Piperides. Running Time: 1 hour 32 minutes.

A Greek Cypriot man must rescue his beloved dog from Turkish-occupied territory.

Synopsis: In Greek Cypriot writer-director Marios Piperides’ debut feature “Smuggling Hendrix,” a down-on-his-luck, about-to-emigrate Cypriot musician must think creatively when his adorable dog Jimi accidentally crosses over to the Turkish side of the divided capital Nicosia, and European laws prevent the canine’s return. Read more...

Trezoros

2016. Directors: Larry Confino and Larry Russo. Running Time: 1 hour 33 minutes.

An inspiring story of survival for Greek and Jewish communities worldwide.

Synopsis: Using never-before-seen pre-war archival footage and first-person testimonies, Trezoros: The Lost Jews of Kastoria chronicles the Jewish life and culture of Kastoria, a picturesque lakeside village in the mountains of Northwestern Greece, near the Albania border. Here, Jews and Greek Orthodox Christians lived together in harmony for more than two millennia until World War II, when this long and rich history would be wiped out in the blink of an eye.  Read more...

The Other Me (Έτερος Εγώ)

2016. Director: Sotiris Tsafoulias. Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes.

“He lives among us unpunished, like so many others”

Synopsis: In this psychological thriller, a relatively rare genre in Greek cinema, the police ask an unusual professor of criminology to help them solve a baffling case involving five murders. The professor turns to the Pythagorean theorem to help him solve the case..  Read more...

Polyxeni (Πολυξένη)

2017. Director: Dora Masklavanou. Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes.

Synopsis:  A young girl, Polyxeni, at 12 years old, is forced to leave her brother behind in an orphanage and start a new, promising life as the adopted daughter of a couple of famous Constantinopolitans. While growing up and receiving an education, the girl begins to plan a life full of dreams and goals — unaware that there are individuals who wish steal her inheritance, and are plotting against her. Read more...