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1922 (Nikos Kondouros, 1978)
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 emo… Read more

A FOOLISH LOVE (Giorgos Panoussopoulos, 1981)
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 … Read more

A GIRL IN BLACK (Michael Cacoyannis, 1955)
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 … Read more

A MATTER OF DIGNITY (Michael Cacoyannis, 1958)
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 … Read more

Acropolis of Athens (Yannis Meliadis, 1962)
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

Adam (Jordan Ananiadis, 1986)
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 … Read more

ALEXANDER THE GREAT (Theo Angelopoulos, 1980)
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 … Read more

ALMOST THERE (Sigal Yehuda, Joelle Alexis, 2004)
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 Myko… Read more

ALPS (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2011)
“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… Read more

ANGEL (George Katakouzinos, 1982)
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 experienc… Read more

ATTENBERG (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010)
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 philosophica… Read more

BLACK CAT, WHITE CAT (Emir Kusturica, 1998)
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 constru… Read more

Blood (Thanassis Rentzis, 1979)
An experimental animated film on the idea of blood symbolising human passion. ... Read more

CAPSULE, The (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2012)
"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… Read more

Casus Belli (Yorgos Zois, 2010)
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 Enter… Read more

DAUGHTER, The (Thanos Anastopoulos, 2013)
"An intelligently rendered, gripping drama reflecting the wider issues of Greece's current financial crisis ... thoroughly enjoyable. **** " – CineVue ... When her father disappears in the… Read more

DOGTOOTH (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009)
“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… Read more

EDEN IS WEST (M) (Costa-Gavras, 2009)
“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 bittersw… Read more

Fortunately (Christos Christodoulides, 1984)
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 be… Read more

GREECE WITHOUT RUINS (Angelos Lambrou, 1965)
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 … Read more

HAPPY DAY (Pantelis Voulgaris, 1976)
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 Wo… Read more

IT'S A LONG ROAD (Pantelis Voulgaris, 1998)
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, … Read more

JOURNEY TO CYTHERA (Theo Angelopoulos, 1984)
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 h… Read more

L (Babis Makridis, 2012)
“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 - … Read more

LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST (Theo Angelopoulos, 1988)
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… Read more

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