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Next Saturday Irene Papas returns to the Hellenic Museum courtyard bookending the 2017 Summer Cinema in another classic Greek tragedy, Iphigenia. Heart-wrenching and powerful, this Euripidean tragedy tells a tale of pride, courage and betrayal. King Agamemnon must decide is he is to deceive his wife Clytemnestra (Papas) in order to sacrifice their daughter Iphigenia. This sacrifice is an attempt to appease the gods so he may gain safe and swit passge for his ships to Troy. This cinematic incarnation of Iphigeni demonstrates why this story has survived to be told over two thousand years after its first performance.
The leafy courtyard of the former Royal Mint building will be filled with aromas of a Greek style BBQ from Psistaria. Mouth watering lamb and ancient grain salads will be served each night as well as an array of Hellenic beverages.
Gates open with Psistaria and bar: 6pm
Screening begins: just after dusk, around 8.30pm
Iphigenia is subtitled and rated M.
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