Alex & Eve

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Alex & Eve
Directed byPeter Andrikidis
Produced byMurray Fahey
Written byAlex Lykos
StarringRichard Brancatisano
Andrea Demetriades
Zoe Carides
Tony Nikolakopoulos
Distributed byMagicbox Entertainment
Release date
  • 24 April 2016 (2016-04-24) (Newport Beach)
  • 22 October 2016 (2016-10-22)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish

Alex & Eve is a 2016 Australian comedy-drama film, directed by Peter Andrikidis and written by Alex Lykos, based on his play of the same name. The film is about dating in a multicultural landscape when Greek Orthodox school teacher Alex (Richard Brancatisano) falls in love with Muslim Lebanese lawyer Eve (Andrea Demetriades).[1]

Plot[edit]

Alex is a quiet unassuming school teacher, whose students call him gay because he is unattached. His friend Paul is dating legal receptionist Claire, who has lawyer Eve for a friend. They contrive to have Alex and Eve meet, and from the start it is a funny relationship. But they soon fall in love and herein lies the problem. He is Hellenic Orthodox and she is Lebanese Muslim. Both sets of parents are vehemently opposed to this relationship when they discover what is going on. Then we discover that Eve's family have given her to marry a Lebanese from overseas. Paul is distraught and after yet another verbal stoush with his prejudiced father, he moves out of his home. Eve's brother, who at first opposed any relationship, now sees that Eve loves Alex. On the day Eve is to wed Mohammed her brother approaches Alex and demands to know if he loves Eve, upon discovering that Alex does in fact love Eve he tells Alex to go after her. Alex bundles his family into his car and confronts Eve at the wedding, after initially saying that she can't be with him she changes her mind as Alex is walking away. The two run hand in hand to the waiting bridal car where they kiss as they are driven away from the abandoned wedding.

Cast[edit]

  • Richard Brancatisano as Alex
  • Andrea Demetriades as Eve
  • Tony Nikolakopoulos as George
  • Zoe Carides as Chloe
  • Helen Chebatte as Salwa
  • Simon Elrahi as Bassam
  • Alex Lykos as Stavros
  • Ryan O'Kane as Paul
  • Millie Samuels as Clare
  • George Kapiniaris as Uncle Tasso
  • Jen Apostolou as Aunty Vaso
  • Katerine-Ann MacKinnon-Lee as Sarah
  • Chloe Condylis as Rima
  • Emma-Jane MacKinnon-Lee as Mandy
  • Nathan Melki as Chris
  • Rahel Romahn as Shadi
  • Hazem Shammas as Mohomad
  • Serina Al Abbass As Shireen
  • Helena Stamoulis as Stella
  • Wafa Lahoud as Aunty Fatma
  • Abdulla Sankari as Mini George

References[edit]

  1. ^ Byrnes, LPaul (21 October 2015). "Alex & Eve review: Alex Lykos's star-crossed Greek and Muslim lovers Australia's answer to Romeo and Juliet". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited.

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