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Films From Greece

1922 was made by Nikos Kondouros and, after screening at the 1978 Thessaloniki Festival, it was banned. It has now been released following the change of government in Greece. ... 1922 is the most emotive date in modern Greek history. In August of that year a triumphant Turkish army, led by Ataturk ... Read more
He is a young man, about 20, who lives with his widowed mother in one of the innumerable nondescript apartments lost in the great concrete jungle which Athens has become. He wants to study astronomy at the University, and spends most of his time scrutinizing the stars and the surrounding world ... Read more
A Girl in Black is the third and most considerable film of Michael Cacoyannis, the young Greek director. It is a fresh honest film with an ambitiously simple theme, the central situation of which is developed with perception and a simple intensity. ... A Girl in Black was shot entirely on location ... Read more
A Matter of Dignity tells of a bourgeois family on the verge of bankruptcy, pinning all their hopes on their daughter's catching a rich husband. ... The Pellas mansion is gripped in an atmosphere of falsehood and hysteria, set by Cleon's wife. Roxane. whose efforts to keep up a facade of social ... Read more
A lucid exposition of the history of the various temples on the rock of the Acropolis of Athens, with close examination of architectural details. ... Read more
After nuclear destruction all appears lost... but a new species of man emerges. Adam is technically accomplished, having been made up of over 15,000 individual drawings on plain paper. ... Zooms and dissolves were achieved through drawings in the tradition of primitive animation. ... Read more
Theo Angelopoulos' new film comes to us laden with international awards and honors. Its first screening at the 1980 Venice Festival threw almost the entire remaining offerings into sharp relief. Its sheer size and length demanded attention and as a film it proved riveting and engrossing. ... John ... Read more
Almost There Greece/IsraelAlmost There is an intimate and inviting documentary that traces the lives of two Israeli lesbians whose search for happiness leads them to the Greek island paradise of Mykonos.Belgian-born Joelle has been living in Tel Aviv for 11 years and has had enough of the violence ... Read more
“A truly original work and a masterpiece of contemporary existentialism.” - Cinema Scope ... A mysterious underground club known as Alps offers a most unusual service: to stand in for your dearly departed, taking on their mannerisms and wearing their clothes, until you have overcome your loss ... Read more
Angel is a young homosexual living discreetly in an unfriendly and destitute social milieu with his family in a squalid Athens' suburb. He meets and falls in love with Michae,l a marine and experienced "professional" who invites Angel to live with him and have an affair. Angel has nothing to lose ... Read more
Sex, death and nature documentaries. ... Marina, a 23-year-old sexual innocent and general misanthrope, is both intrigued and repelled by the idea of physical intimacy. While helping her philosophical father prepare for his imminent death, she finds herself awkwardly beginning her first sexual ... Read more
The gypsies who populate Emir Kusturica's latest project, like those of his Cannes 1989 hit Time ot the Gypsies, live on the banks of the Danube River. These cheerful outcasts inhabit roughly constructed, semi-permanent dwellings and make a living via all kinds of skulduggery. The plot revolves ... Read more
An experimental animated film on the idea of blood symbolising human passion. ... Read more
"Tsangari's surrealist-inspired haute couture-clad fantasy The Capsule - about a dominatrix and her female disciples - impresse[s] with the confidence of its vision." - Sight & Sound ... Commissioned by art collector Dakis Joannou, Athina Rachel Tsangari (Attenberg, MIFF 2010) created this film and ... Read more
A continuous tracking shot reveals the dynamics of people waiting in seven different types of queues, providing a wry commentary on social divisions. ... D/S Yorgos Zois P Maria Drandaki WS Pan Entertainment SA L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
"An intelligently rendered, gripping drama reflecting the wider issues of Greece's current financial crisis ... thoroughly enjoyable. **** " – CineVue ... When her father disappears in the midst of Greece's financial meltdown, 14-year-old Myrto finds herself cast adrift in a ... Read more
“Three indefinitely grounded siblings are stuck in an alternative universe dictated by their parents' cruel whimsies - think an eternal Big Brother house as designed by Lars von Trier.” - Variety ... A desperate (or desperately mad) father tries to protect his three grown children from becoming ... Read more
“A playful modern fairytale about a serious subject.” - Variety ... Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing, Music Box) takes a different tack on the immigrant experience in Europe with Eden is West, a bittersweet comedy with a touch of magic realism. ... Adrift in a rusty tanker headed for paradise, Elias ... Read more
In the last, almost empty, night subway an exhibitionist is looking for a; suitable opportunity to satisfy his passion and he finds it in a compartment with three lone women. One of these women, a beautiful young girl, will be the one who will excite him and arouse his passion, as i she lets her ... Read more
Near the ruins of classical Greece, live the people of Greece of this age, who are creating new traditions and a life characteristically their own. This is the subject of Angelos Lambrou's film. The producer's love of his country is manifest throughout; Rose Macaulay's script is brought to life ... Read more
Greek director, Pantelis Voulgaris, who made The Engagement of Anna in 1972, was afterwards imprisoned by the military junta on the island of Makronissos. During the Civil War following the Second World War, the island was used as a prison camp, holding eighty thousand Greeks. Nearly all of them ... Read more
Highly respected in his homeland - alongside peers like Theo Angelopoulos - Pantelis Voulgaris' It's a Long Road is an understated but immensely rewarding film. Divided into three distinct chapters, the film is linked by the fact that the three principal characters are all reaching a turning point ... Read more
The latest film from the great maverick of Greek cinema is both an affirmation of his tremendous talent and a marked development in his career. Still passionately concerned with the socio-political history of his native country, his style still wedded to measured and complex long takes, his ... Read more
“L should leave us in no doubt that something fascinating is happening in Greek film." - Senses of Cinema ... Man lives in his car. His existence consists of delivering honey - one jar at a time - to a narcoleptic man, and meeting up with his estranged wife and kids, who live in a different car ... Read more
Two children, a girl and boy, wander the high­ways of northern Greece, searching for the father who has abandoned them, trying to reach a Greco-Germanic border that doesn't even exist. The viewer soon discovers that there is no such father, that their journey is, as the director has pointed ... Read more
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