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Celebrating The Hellenic Centre’s 25th Anniversary – Day 2

Notias (2016), 12 noon

Tassos Boulmetis
In the early 1970s, with Greece under the rule of a military junta, pre-teen Stavros discovers a strange accompaniment to the awakening of eros: he subverts the meanings of classical myths, creating strange physical symptoms in those around him. Stavros’ conservative parents, perplexed and flustered, take him from specialist to specialist. Diagnoses vary, until a fortune-teller deems that the boy is victim of a rare, ancient disease, which exhibits himself when he is in love. After the collapse of the junta, as Stavros meets the toils of love and politics in university, the influence of his strange affliction extends, from his immediate environment into the political arena.  Trailer

1968 (2018), 2pm

Tassos Boulmetis
April 4th, 1968. The Kallimarmaro Stadium is abuzz, with thousands of people gathered and millions listening through their radios. The AEK – Slavia Prague basketball game has just begun. A girl in love is dreaming of her wedding day, while the future husband becomes more desperate with every Greek ball going through the hoop. An elderly husband and wife remember the home they left behind. A young communist prisoner cheers from his jail cell and a PROPO betting shop becomes the place where old and new wounds resurface. Years before this night, three Constantinopolitans decided to create an athletic union that will tell their story. At the end of this night, Greek history will have changed forever. Trailer

Notias (2016), 4pm

As above

8pm Katerina Polemi

The Greek-Brazilian singer-songwriter is coming back for her second appearance at the Hellenic Centre. Katerina and her band will perform music from around the globe; from Brazil’s passionate rhythms to New Orlean’s jazzy swing and from Chicago’s soul blues to Greece’s Mediterranean melodies.

Tickets: Eventbrite or ☎ 020 7487 5060