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7th Athens Open Air Film Festival

The Athens Open Air Film Festival takes place for the 7th consecutive year with more than 20 hand-picked projections in the capital’s most prominent neighborhoods, converting Athens into a luminous film oasis.

From June to September, special places in Athens such as archaeological sites, parks, squares, a few of the most beautiful Museums in town, are turned into “open air cinemas” with free entrance for the audience.

The programme of this year’s festival presents for the first time in Greece a cinematic tribute to gothic horror with screenings of digitally restored copies of some of the genre’s masterpieces. British Gothic cinema, synonymous with horror and phantasmagoria, was inspired by the Gothic fiction genre which flourished in the 19th century through the pages of classic novels such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, as well as through the dark tales of Edgar Allan Poe and Sheridan Le Fanu. All the films shown will be digitally restored copies, allowing audiences to enjoy them in their original cinematic glory.

The programme will also be enriched by critically acclaimed dramas and award-winning films made throughout the world, including timeless cult movies, Greek films and little-known “diamonds” of the seventh art, accompanied by live music.

This year, many screening will take place in some of the most prominent museums of the city; at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Kallirrois Str. ("The Wretches Are Still Singing”, 22/7"), the Byzantine and Christian Museum ("The year of living dangerously” by Peter Wuer, 28/6), the Numismatic Museum ("El Sur" by Victor Erithe 26/6), the French Archaeological School in Didotou str. ("L’homme de Rio" by Philip de Broska, 18/7) and the National Archaeological Museum ("A Passage to India" by David Lin, 23/8).

The screenings of the 7th Athens Open Air Film Festival are supported by the British Council and co-organized with the City of Athens Youth and Sport Organization (OPANDA).

This tribute to British Gothic cinema, hosted at a variety of atmospheric outdoor venues around the Greek capital, promises to give you the shivers and make your blood curdle ... even on a warm summer evening!

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13/06/2017 - 01/09/2017

Hours - Comments
Dates: 13/06/2017 – 1/09/2017 Area: Attica. Place: Various venues and locations in Athens. Start. T.: Pls. consult the detailed programme at the festival’s website. Free Admission

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