Athens Open Air Film Festival: The Fest Has Begun

Athens' annual cinematic extravaganza runs from June 14 to August 20, showcasing an eclectic mix of films at open air venues throughout the city.

The Athens Open Air Film Festival (AOAFF) is a summertime tradition for Athenians.

On Monday, June 14, the hugely popular film festival returned to Athens’ open air cinemas, archeological sites, museums, landmarks, and drive-in spaces for its 11th edition.

With all the necessary safety and social distancing measures in place, the AOAFF has organized 14 screenings, including films from all over the world. The films of Wong Kar Wai, Emir Kusturica, and Claude Chabrol will be screened alongside the filmography of Alfred Hitchcock, Spike Lee, and the Coen brothers.

The festival premiered with Thomas Vinterberg’s Oscar-winning 2020 film, Another Round (Danish: Druk “Binge Drinking”), starring Mads Mikkelsen, and will close with Alan J. Pakula’s 1971 neo-noir crime thriller Klute, starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, on August 20.

Entrance is free with registered tickets, which spectators can book online at, three days before each each screening.

Check out the program below and enjoy a truly cinematic experience:

14/06: Another Round (Druk) by Thomas Vinterberg, Technopolis, 21.15

15/06: In the Mood For Love (Faa Yeung Nin Wa) by Wong Kar Wai, Technopolis, 21.30

24/06: A Judgement in Stone (La Cérémonie) by Claude Chabrol, Nea Panathinea summer cinema, 21.30

26/06: Time of the Gypsies (Dom za Vesanje) by Emir Kusturica, Plato’s Academy, 21.30

30/06: North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock, Lycabettus Drive-In, 21.30

03/07: The Heiress by William Wyler, Duchess of Plakentia Mansion, 21.30

05/07: Sullivan’s Travels & The Lady Eve by Preston Sturges, Ekran summer cinema 21.15 & 23.00

09/07: The Reason Why (Di’ Asimanton Aformin) by Tassos Psarras, Greek Film Archive, 21.30

12/07: Fargo by Joel and Ethan Coen, Cine Flery, 21.30

14/07: Léon Morin, Priest (Léon Morin, Prêtre) by Jean–Pierre Melville, Byzantine & Christian Museum, 21.30

19/07: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (Il Giardino dei Finzi Contini) by Vittorio de Sica, Riviera summer cinema, 21.30

21/07: Do the Right Thing by Spike Lee, Alsos Petralona, 21.30

29/07: The Wages of Fear (Le Salaire de la Peur) by Henri-Georges Clouseau, AB summer cinema, 21.30

20/08: Klute by Alan J. Pakula, Trianon summer cinema, 21.30

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