Greece

Yorgos Zois – Touch Me (2020)

In a distant future world, where water and air are contaminated, and it is prohibited to touch one another, a girl and a boy decide to go to a beach. Yorgos Zois creates an erotic sci fi through these dystopian times. Read More »

Takis Kanellopoulos – Romantiko simeioma AKA Romantic Note (1978)

Synopsis
The story of four fellow students who fall in love with the same girl (Adriana / Maria Perdiki), who has shook up their lives with her unexpected appearance as well as her enigmatic presence, and who will give them up in the same dramatic way, as if she never existed. The incurably romantic Takis Kanellopoulos returns to his favorite theme of “lost youth”.

This autobiographical film by Takis Kanellopoulos won an honorary photography distinction at the 19th Thessaloniki Film Festival. Read More »

Frieda Liappa – Itan enas isyhos thanatos AKA A Quiet Death (1986)

Synopsis:
Through a complex and gripping exploration of a woman’s troubled psyche, director Frieda Liappa has created a suspenseful drama and intriguing look into relationships and their meaning. Martha (Eleonora Stathopoulou) is unhappy with her life as it is at the moment, and among other issues, she has decided to give up her writing career. Along with that decision comes a need to get away from her husband and from her psychiatrist, with whom she has had more than just a doctor-patient relationship. As Martha travels through a deserted city landscape in a storm, the external world reflects something of her inner turmoil. Flashbacks are interspersed throughout the film to enhance the suspense of Martha’s inner and outer journey. Read More »

Jane Gabriel – Greece: The Hidden War (1986)

The complete version of “Greece: The Hidden War” television series produced by Jane Gabriel is being shown in our country for the first time. The series, consisting of 3 episodes – “The Battle for Athens”, “The Civil War”, “The Homecoming”, explores the profound impact British policy in the 1940s had on Greek democracy and society for decades. Broadcast in 1986, it gave rise to “the biggest uproar in the history of British television”. Greek interviewees who lived through the events of that time speak openly about their experiences. The defeated Left fled into exile in 1949 and waited more than thirty years for the Amnesty of 1982 to return. Read More »

Athina Rachel Tsangari – After Before (2016)

After Before is a documentary made by filmmaker and Before Midnight coproducer and actor Athina Rachel Tsangari, from footage she captured on location in Greece during the film’s production, interspersed with candid conversations between Linklater, Delpy, and Hawke after the final day of shooting. Read More »

Gregory J. Markopoulos – Galini AKA Serenity (1958)

The film is based on the novella by the same name, written by Ilias Venezis and reflects the innermost bitterness of the Asia Minor Disaster. The doctor Dimitris Vellis and his younger wife, Eirini, who come from Asia Minor, settle in Anavyssos, as do many other refugees. Eirini, instead of cultivating foodstuffs – grain, grapevines or garden produce, as the government recommends, prefers to cultivate roses. Read More »

Dimos Theos – Kierion (1968)

Plot:
The film is about the well-known “Polk case”, involving the murder of the American journalist George Polk, who had come to Greece to interview Markos Vafeiadis and was found dead under mysterious circumstances. In the film, a left-wing journalist, Aimos Vagenas, is arrested and accused of being inlvolved in the murder of the American journalist. His guilt cannot be proven, and so he is set free temporarily. As a journalist, he starts investigating the murder of which he was accused, while the police pin the crime on someone else, the Jewish university student Zadik, who then commits suicide in jail. Read More »