The 25th Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival to open with the Melbourne Premiere of ‘The Last Note’ directed by Greece’s acclaimed filmmaker Pantelis Voulgaris at the Astor Theatre Wednesday 10 October.
Based on a true story, the film follows the events that lead to the execution of 200 partisan prisoners as retaliation to the killing of four Nazis by Greek partisans. The Last Note combines history and fiction, portraying the futility of War in a dramatic and brazen manner.
Four years after the cinematic tour de force that was Little England, acclaimed director Pantelis Voulgaris together with award winning screenwriter Ioanna Karystiani present The Last Note, a gripping historical drama about the story of Greek partisan prisoners prior to their May Day execution in 1944.
Napoleon Soukatzidis (Andreas Konstantinou) is an inmate at the Chaidari Nazi concentration camp, and interpreter for its ‘Kommandant’, Karl Fischer (André Hennicke).
When news reaches Chaidari that a Greek resistance ambush in Laconia claimed the life of a high-ranking German official and his escorts, the Nazis in retaliation decide that 200 inmates will be executed. One of those inmates is Soukatzidis.
On the day of the execution Fischer offers Soukatzidis both an opportunity and a conundrum: he can nominate another prisoner to take his place, and thus be spared death.
Awarded Best Actor at this year’s Hellenic Academy Awards, Konstantinou’s standout performance is one of many highlights in Voulgaris’ epic chronicle of one of the most significant moments of contemporary Greek history.
“This is ultimately how we should be leaving screenings about the history of war and broken lives: with tears in our eyes.” Cineuropa
OPENING NIGHT FILM AND PARTY TICKETS IN MELBOURNE ON SALE NOW
Price: Full $59 / Greek Community Premium Members & Palace Movie Club $54.00
Wednesday 10 October, 7pm
Astor Theatre, Corner Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, St Kilda.