Come and discover the hidden gems of Mediterranean Cinema and join us for engaging discussions with other language and culture enthusiasts! Every month, we will showcase a film in one of the languages taught at our school (with English subtitles).
This month it’s Greece’s turn, so we’ll watch Rembetiko (1983) by Costas Ferris.
19:00 – 19:15 – Introduction
19:15 – 21:15 – Film
21:15 – 22:00 – Aftertalk
*The ticket price includes one free drink. The movie has English subtitles and the introduction and after-talk sessions will be in English or Greek depending on the preference of the participants.
What to expect
Before the screening, our teachers will provide an introduction to the film (in English), offering insights into its context, noteworthy elements, and characteristics of the work and the director, as your guide to fully savoring the cinematic experience.
After watching the film, we will have small conversation activities to chat more about what we have seen and share discoveries and points of view, and, if possible, use the language you are learning with fellow students, teachers, and native speakers.
About the movie
Rembetiko music is the Greek equivalent of the blues, and it broke through in the early twentieth century as a music style that was mainly practised by refugees from Smyrna (present-day İzmir). Just like Marika Ninou, the young singer who is central to this fictionalised biopic. You can see how she takes her first musical steps in the backstreets of Piraeus, and eventually makes it to the nightclubs of Chicago. Rembetiko was awarded at the festivals of Thessaloniki and Berlin.
Friday 1 March 2024