Scroll down to see the exciting films that will be a part of the 7th Edition of the Montreal Greek Film Festival. Dates and times for each screening are listed below each film. 

To purchase tickets for movies at the Rialto Theatre or Cinema du Parc , please click on the icon next to each film screening date/time.  Tickets for films at Guzzo or Cinestarz can be purchased directly at the cinema.

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Kazantzakis (Καζαντζάκης)

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

Sunday, April 14 at the Rialto.
Closing Night Reception & Film - $60. Click for tickets:
Closing Night Film - $30. Click for tickets:

PLEASE NOTE: Prepaid tickets will be at the Rialto for pick up on April 14 as of 5 pm. Doors open at 5 pm the Closing Night Reception ($60 ticket) and 6 pm for the Closing Night Cocktail ($30 ticket).

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.

Sunday, April 7 at 5 pm at the Rialto.

Buffet & Cocktail Reception (co-hosted with The Hellenic Initiative Canada)
VIP Admission - $75. Click for tickets:
Cocktail & Film (General Admission)- $30. Click for tickets:
Student Admission (ID required at the door) - $15. 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. READ MORE...

Smuggling Hendrix

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

Wednesday, April 10 at 9 pm - Cinema Guzzo Côte-Vertu
Wednesday, April 10 at 9 pm - Cinema du Parc.  Click for tickets 

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.

Tuesday, April 9 at 7 pm - Cinema Guzzo Côte-Vertu

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.

Tuesday, April 9 at 9 pm - Cinema Guzzo Côte-Vertu
Tuesday, April 9 at 9 pm - Cinema du Parc. Click for tickets

“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.

Thursday, April 11 at 9 pm - Cinema Guzzo Côte-Vertu
Thursday, April 11 at 9 pm - Cinema du Parc. Click for Tickets
Friday, April 12 at 1 pm - Cinestarz Côte-des-Neiges

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 to steal her inheritance, and are plotting against her. READ MORE...

Perfect Strangers (Τέλειοι Ξένοι)

2016. Director: Thodoris Atheridis. Running Time: 1 hour 32 minutes.

Monday, April 8 at 9 pm - Cinema Guzzo Côte-Vertu
Wednesday, April 10 at 7 pm - Cinema Guzzo Côte-Vertu

A dramatic comedy about the secrets we all carry in our pockets.

Synopsis: Seven friends meet up for dinner on a Friday night. What starts off as a fun and innocent game involving their cell phones takes a dramatic turn when deep secrets come to the surface, shaking their lives and threatening their relationships. A remake of the highly successful Italian film, Perfetti Sconosciuti READ MORE...

Exarcheia - The Chanting of the Birds

2018. Director: Nadine Gomez. Running Time: 73 minutes.

Monday, April 8 at 9 pm - Cinema du Parc. Click for tickets

Take a nocturnal stroll through one of Greece’s most politically active neighbourhoods

Synopsis:  Shot as a nocturnal stroll through one of the most political and lively neighbourhoods of Athens, EXARCHEIA is a poetical and polyphonic essay that dives into a place where living together is first and foremost a matter of shared speech and hopes held in suspense. READ MORE...

Last Song to Xenitia

2017. Director: Athena Scotes. Running Time: 1 hour 14 minutes.

Monday, April 8 at 7 pm - Cinema Guzzo Côte-Vertu
Tuesday, April 9 at 1 pm - Cinestarz Côte-des-Neiges

"When you leave your home, you do not leave it entirely, a piece of it lives inside of you."

Synopsis:  A portrait of Vasiliki Scotes, who left her homeland as a bride in search of a better life. In America she found hope, raised a family and worked hard. At the age of 100 she published a book of songs about her "xenitia" -  what it is to be living as a stranger in a foreign land. At 103 she returns to the country of her birth for the last time, and finds her country in crisis. READ MORE...

Swing Away

2016. Director: Michael A. Nickles. Running Time: 1 hour 38 minutes.

Thursday, April 11 at 7 pm - Cinema Guzzo Côte-Vertu
Saturday, April 13 at 11 am - Cinestarz Côte-des-Neiges

Synopsis:  Following a meltdown that leads to a suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos travels to her grandparents' village in Greece to escape the harsh spotlight of the international sports world. There she meets and mentors a ten-year-old girl who is determined - against all odds - to become the next golf sensation. Along the way, Zoe rediscovers her Greek heritage, her love of the game, and the hidden strength within herself.  READ MORE...