Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) has announced the 2010 line-up of films for its 4th annual Festival, which runs June 10 – 13 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. LAGFF is excited to present 7 feature films, 4 documentaries and 5 shorts, including 1 world premiere, 12 US premieres and 3 LA premieres during the 3-day Festival.
Opening night of the Festival is the US premiere of director Vardis Marinakis’s BLACK FIELD (Mavro Livadi), starring Sofia Georgovassili. This 1650‘s based love story of Anthi, a young nun, and an Ottoman warrior, truly tests boundaries and delves into matters of identity, loss and restoration. This thought-provoking and visually stunning film reveals Anthi’s real hidden secret.
LAGFF will present the LA Premiere of multi-festival winner DOGTOOTH (Kynodontas) directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starring Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni and Hirstos Passalis. The darkly comic fable is about three siblings who are confined to their parents sprawling estate. The parents are convinced that the best way to protect their children is to keep them cut off from the rest of the world. Testing these deceptive views and rules, the eldest daughter begins to unravel a series of events, which can tear apart their sterile ecosystem. DOGTOOTH will also be receiving a special prize for an achievement in filmmaking at this year’s Orpheus Awards on Sunday, June 13.
The Festival comes to a close Sunday, June 13 with a Gala event and US premiere of PLATO’S ACADEMY (Akadimia Platonos), directed by Filipos Tsitos and starring Antonis Kafetzopoulos and Anastasis Kozdine. In this poignant, often comical story is a portrait of Greek attitudes to the immigrant influx in what used to be a homogeneous society. Immediately following the feature LAGFF will host its closing night Orpheus Awards ceremony and Gala with sumptuous Mediterranean food served by La Fogata, Metaxa bar serving tr aditional Greek cocktails and exquisite Grecian wines.
The 4th Annual Los Angeles Greek Film Festival (LAGFF) runs from June 10 – 13 at Egyptian Theatre, located at 6712 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood, CA 90028. Screening Passes go on sale May 21. For more information please visit www.lagreekfilmfestival.org.
John S. Latsis, Greek Film Center and ELMA are among the sponsors of the festival.