Greece

Yorgos Tsemberopoulos – Xafnikos erotas AKA Sudden Love (1984)

Synopsis
Eleni (Betty Livanou) is married and has a child. In an attempt to escape the boredom of her daily routine, she meets a good man (Antonis Theodorakopoulos). They have a passionate relationship that lasts only as long as the trip they take to Lisbon. Read More »

Ilias Giannakakis – Alemaya (2004)

Synopsis:
In the Greek community of Ethiopia in the 1960s, a rich Greek disrupts the relationship between his well-bred daughter and a young man. Three decades later they meet again… Read More »

Babis Makridis – Pity (2018)

The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him. Read More »

Photos Lambrinos – Doxombous AKA Doxobus (1987)

Description in English
By the 14th century, the Byzantine Empire was, if not on the verge of actual collapse, at least seriously decadent and clearly on its last legs. The hungry wolves of Europe were preparing to dine on its corpse, and as a result the Byzantine army and its allies were constantly engaged in battles and skirmishes. In this story, a widow lives in the 14th-century Byzantine village of Doxobus with her son Xenos. She forms a relationship with a village elder, and when she gives birth to the elder’s son, her son from her previous marriage is sent to live in a monastery. Read More »

Babis Makridis – L (2012)

A Man lives in his car. He is 40 years old and although he does not have a lot of free time, when he does, he chooses to spend it with his family. He meets his wife and two children at a specified day and time in car parking lots. His job is to locate and bring the finest honey to a 50-year old man. A New Driver shows up and the Man gets fired. The Man’s life changes and he finds it absurd that no one trusts him anymore. Read More »

Michael Cacoyannis – The Trojan Women (1971)

Hecuba and the other women of Troy rise to find their city in ruins and their cause lost. The city has fallen into Greek hands and it is likely their lot to become slaves of Greek soldiers. A messenger approaches to inform them that the lots have been drawn and each woman will be taken to the man who drew for her. Of particular interest is Hecuba’s daughter, Cassandra, who is chosen for the Greek kings bedchamber. She has received word of this news already and is in hiding because she has sworn an oath to the gods that she will live as a virgin. When she is found she has some particularly nasty things to say about treatment at Greek hands. Read More »

Panagiotis Karagiorgas – December Seeds (2009)


A semi-documentary, semi-fictional film of the days following the cold-blooded murder of Alexis Grigoropoulos, a 15 years old boy, by the police at Athens, in December 2008. In the film -among other things- are presented many original street scenes and media stuff of those days. Read More »