Alex and Eve debuts at The Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival
After seven years of sold-out shows as a stage play by Alex Lykos, Alex and Eve will finally make it on the big screen at The Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival, in a film directed by Peter Andikakis.
The emotional Sydney-based story, exploring dating in a multicultural landscape and based on the hit stage play by Alex Lykos, follows Alex, a Greek Orthodox man who falls in love with Eve, a Lebanese woman.
Alex is expected to marry a good Greek Orthodox girl, whilst Eve is arranged to marry a Lebanese Muslim man, and the pair attempt to stop themselves falling in love.
Producer Murray Fahey told The Express it was important to film in an area that depicts what living in the inner west of Sydney is like, thus the story revolves around the suburbs of Lakemba and Canterbury.
“In the spirit of Greek comedy films of the 1960s, the film is a comic examination of ‘falling in love’ and not following your parent’s expectations,” stressed Peter Andrikidis.
“To me it is important to give a voice to all cultures that have migrated to Australia. Australian stories are migrant stories,” he continued, saying that his grand-parents and father migrated to Australia in the 1950s and “those customs they had in the ‘old country’ get ‘frozen in time’ over the decades, even though those customs have progressed in the country they left”.
“Following such a successful festival last year, we are excited to be back with a program that is rich in history and culture,” said festival chair Nia Karteris.
“It is a pleasure to be able to support the talent of our Greek community, which is one of the biggest in the world, whilst celebrating Australia’s cultural diversity.”
The Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival kicks off on 14 October 2015.