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Events : FILM

Cloudy Sunday 15+

  • When:
  • Where: Cinema Como 299 Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra, VIC 3141
  • Entry: Ticketed

Event Details

"FROM THESSALONIKI TO AUSCHWITZ - 80 YEARS" - A Historical Commemoration

The untold story of Thessaloniki’s Jewish community during the Second World War.

Based on a book by George Skarbadonis, Cloudy Sunday is an epic collision of love and tragedy ­– fact and fiction – using the soul-stirring music of rebetika legend Vasilis Tsitsanis as its heartbeat.

It is 1942 and Thessaloniki is under Nazi occupation. But even brutal totalitarian oppression cannot stop a young Christian, Yorgos, and Jewish woman, Estrea, from falling in love. They find refuge in a tavern run by Vasilis Tsitsanis (played by GFF 2014 guest and star of Little England, Andreas Konstantinou) at a time when he composed many of his most famous songs, including the titular Cloudy Sunday.

Despite its period setting, Cloudy Sunday acts as a chilling reminder that history will repeat itself if we rest on our laurels and allow ourselves to forget. As Manousos Manousakis admits, “This story reflects current events, where racism and neo-Nazism lie in wait menacingly, eager to infect the global community.”

46,091 Jews from Thessaloniki were deported to concentration camps. Only 1,950 survived.


Στην υπό γερμανική κατοχή Θεσσαλονίκη του 1942-1943, ο Γιώργος και η Εστρέα είναι ερωτευμένοι. Όμως ο έρωτας ανάμεσα σε έναν Χριστιανό και μία Εβραία είναι απαγορευμένος. Η περιπετειώδης ιστορία αγάπης, βρίσκει καταφύγιο στο ιστορικό Ουζερί Τσιτσάνης. Εκεί ο μεγάλος Έλληνας συνθέτης Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης διανύει τα πιο δημιουργικά του χρόνια και συνθέτει τα πιο γνωστά του τραγούδια, ανάμεσα στα οποία και την καθοριστική Συννεφιασμένη Κυριακή.



Manousos Manousakis

Ada Gourbali & Vasilis Spiliopoulos

Greece, 2015



Greek with English subtitles

Christina Hilla Fameli, Haris Fragoulis, Andreas Konstantinou, Vasiliki Troufakou

  • LANGUAGE English
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
  • PLACE Cinema Como
  • ADDDRESS 299 Toorak Rd & Chapel St, South Yarra, VIC 3141