2016 Boston Films


Special Screening

Direction: Tassos Boulmetis

The director of the legendary POLITIKI KOUZINA returns to the screen with a wise and witty comedy about an unusual young boy with a hyperactive imagination. He comes of age during the turbulent yet promising 60s and 70s, experiencing first love, heartbreak and political engagement.

This film is shown with English subtitles



Direction: Manoussos Manoussakis

In German-occupied Thessaloniki in 1943, a club owned by famed composer of rebetika Vassilis Tsitsanis becomes a refuge of sorts for a young Christian man in love with a Jewish woman.

This film is shown with English subtitles



Direction: Yorgos Gkikapeppas

A young opera singer suddenly loses her voice and retreats to her family’s nearly abandoned summer home to come to grips with her affliction. Once there she is visited by the people closest to her, each ostensibly there to be of help. Instead, old issues come to light and bonds are severed.
This fascinating and superbly acted psychological drama won the FIPRESCI Prize as Best Film in the international competition at last year’s Thessaloniki International Film Festival. It had its American premiere at the National Gallery of Art in Washington as part of the Athens Today film series earlier this year.

This film is shown with English subtitles



Direction: Christopher Papakaliatis

The stunning new film directed by and starring Christopher Papakaliatis tells three different stories that unite as a single narrative at the end. Each concerns a non-Greek falling in love with a Greek at a time of social and economic turmoil in Greece and Southern Europe at large. This year’s top-grossing film in Greece also stars Academy Award winner J. K. Simmons.

This film is shown with English subtitles



Direction: Chrysovalantis Stamelos

Ninety-three years after the destruction of Smyrna, Greek and Turkish musicians form the group NeaBanda, determined to perform the soulful Smyrneika songs on the streets and quay of Smyrna, today’s Izmir. This new documentary by the director of HELLO ANATOLIA records the emotional journey that brought the original music of Asia Minor back to its homeland.

This film is shown with English subtitles