SMYRNA, MY BELOVED -- THIS WEEKEND in Manhattan and Astoria
- Written by E.Tsiliopoulos
It was once a thriving city. Then the Turkish Army burned it to the ground and chased Greeks and Armenians from their homes.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Smyrna, Hellenic Film Society USA proudly presents the acclaimed historical drama
SMYRNA, MY BELOVED
(Σμύρνη μου αγαπημένη)
Friday, April 29 at 7pm
Directors Guild Theater
110 West 57 Street, New York, NY
ALWAYS ON SUNDAY SCREENING
Sunday, May 1 at 4pm
Museum of the Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY
Nominated for 12 Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Picture
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Directed by Grigoris Karantinakis
In Greek and English with English subtitles
Cast: Mimi Denissi, Leonidas Kakouris, Burak Hakki, Katerina Geronikolou, Jane Lapotaire, Susan Hampshire, Rupert Graves, Christos Stergioglou, Daphne Alexander
This moving, historical drama, told through the saga of a prominent Greek family, recounts the burning of the vibrant cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922 by the Turks and the killing of its Greek and Armenian populations. In the present, a young Greek-American woman, visiting Greece with her grandmother to support the Syrian refugees, discovers that a similar tragedy in Smyrna destroyed her own family 100 years earlier.
Contains scenes of violence that may be too intense for young audiences.
Face masks required for both theaters. For more information about the Museum’s safety guidelines, click here.