The Parnassos Hellenic Cultural Society of Ottawa is proud to be the local organizer for the Greek International Film Festival Tour happening across Canada this fall.
Smyrna, My Beloved (historical drama) – 2 hours, 20 minutes
The movie follows a brief welcome and introduction from special guests.
Filio an elderly American lady decides to go to Mytilene, in the island of Lesvos, to help the refugees. She takes her unwilling granddaughter, to follow her. No one knows her secret and that of her family, the Baltatzis. Almost a century ago, her family lived on that island. They were refugees as well, who came from Smyrna after the destruction of that city. Filio starts reading her grandmother’s recipe book, which also served as a diary that includes information of what happened to her a century ago. Through this interesting saga, viewers are transported to the legendary city of Smyrna – a cosmopolitan city where Greeks, Turks, Jews, Armenians and Levantines lived together peacefully for centuries before world events and politics tore the city apart as well as the lives, families, loves and friendships of its diverse population. This sweeping saga has been a blockbuster in Greece and has impressed moviegoers around the world. The movie also signals the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Smyrna, a city once blessed with social harmony and cultural riches.
Smyrna, My Beloved - General Admission
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Saturday, October 1, 2022