Date
Thursday 13 June 2019 to Wednesday 28 August 2019
Location
Athens & Epidaurus

In partnership with the 9th Athens Open Air Film Festival, and as part of our 80th anniversary celebrations in Greece, we return once again this year with a tribute to masterpieces of British cinema. Entitled #British80, this year’s programme takes us on a cinematic journey through the decades, spanning the late 1940s right through to the 1990s.

A variety of outdoor venues around the Greek capital – archaeological sites, parks, squares and some of the most beautiful city spots – will be transformed into open-air cinemas, all with free admission to the public. This highly anticipated celebration of cinema in and around Athens is an alternative and disarmingly beautiful way to watch films while simultaneously experiencing the city in a different way – this summer, the evenings will light up with the magic of British cinema.

Screenings

The films included in the tribute are:

  • Thursday 13 June 2019 | 21.30
    Naked (1993) by Mike Leigh
    Vox Cinema (82 Themistokleous Street, Exarchia, 106 81 Athens)
  • Tuesday 18 June 2019 | 21.30
    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) by Peter Greenaway
    Pireos 260 (Tavros, 183 46 Athens)
  • Saturday 22 June 2019 | 21.30
    Vertigo (1958) by Alfred Hitchcock
    Ancient Epidaurus Little Theatre
  • Saturday 29 June 2019 | 21.30
    Dangerous Liaisons (1988) by Stephen Frears
    Tower of the Duchess of Plaisance (3 Lord Byron Street, 152 36 Penteli)
  • Tuesday 2 July 2019 | 21.30
    Point Blank (1967) by John Boorman
    Avdi Square (Metaxourgeio, 104 36 Athens)
  • Thursday 18 July 2019 | 21.30
    The Red Shoes (1948) by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
    Plato’s Academy Park (137 Monastiriou Street, 104 42 Athens)
  • Wednesday 28 August 2019 | 21.00
    Brazil (1985) by Terry Gilliam
    Kolonos Theatre (Ioanninon & Kapaneos Streets, 104 44 Athens)

For the full programme of the 9th Athens Open Air Film Festival, visit www.aoaff.gr.

Information

For further information, please contact Maria Papaioannou:

Email Maria.Papaioannou@britishcouncil.gr
Telephone 210 369 2336