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Online European Union Film Festival - Greek Film: the "Defunct", showing on 14 & 15 November 2020

Friday, 30 October 2020

The Canadian Film Institute, the European Union Film Festival in Toronto, and The Cinematheque in Vancouver have joined forces with the Delegation of the European Union in Canada and the Embassies and Consulates of EU Member States to present the first-ever online edition of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) in Canada.

EUFF will take place online, at www.euffonline.ca from 13 to 29 November 2020.  Each film will be ‘live’ online for a 48-hour period, which gives you plenty of time to watch the films. All films are presented in their original languages with English, and, in some cases, French subtitles.

Greece participates in the EUFF with the film "Defunct", that won the Screenplay Award at the 2020 IRIS Awards of the Hellenic Film Academy.  It will be available online from the 14th to 15th of November 2020 (English subtitles are available).

The film is directed by Mr. Zacharias Mavroeidis and the cast includes actors Mihalis Sarantis, Yiota Festa, Thanasis Papageorgiou, Alexandros Mavropoulos. The film director, Mr. Zacharias Mavroeidis, will attend a Q & A session with the Festival organizers.

Synopsis of the movie:

"Drowned in debt after a professional catastro­phe,  Aris  moves  into  his  late  grandfather’s  house, Aristides, who was a Greek Army veteran. A new life begins for him in this peaceful suburb, reu­niting  with  childhood  friends,  but  also  getting  to  know a  personal friend of Aristides. Wanting to live up to his grandfather's name, Aris will discover who his childhood hero really was."

You can find more information about the film here while tickets are available at this web address https://www.euffonline.ca/schedule

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