Greece

Dimos Avdeliodis – I earini synaxis ton agrofylakon AKA The four seasons of the law (1999)

Plot
Chios Island, 1960. Due to the sudden death of the field guard at the village of Tholopotami, the Community Council urgently asks for a replacement from the area’s Agronomist. All the remaining, available field guards refuse to work at that village because of its bad reputation and because of the fact that their co-worker passed away while on duty. But when the Community Council raise up the issue again, offering this time a higher salary to the one who will accept the position, 4 candidates turn up… Read More »

Dinos Dimopoulos – O anthropos tou trainou AKA The man on the train (1958)

Synopsis:
A respectably bourgeois couple, Mando and her husband, decide to go by car to Nauplion, along with a group of friends. At a train crossing, Mando sees someone she knows in one of the windows of the passing train. She becomes very upset, on the verge of fainting, but manages to control herself. A little later, she sees the same man at the ancient theater of Epidaurus during a performance of Medea. And, as if that weren’t enough, the man is staying at their hotel. He looks exactly like Giorgos Pavlidis, the love of her life, a man whom everybody thought was killed by the Germans, but who, from what it seems, is alive. Read More »

Michael Cacoyannis – The Trojan Women (1971)

For this ambitious screen version of one the most powerful works of classic Greek theater, director Michael Cacoyannnis (ZORBA THE GREEK, THE CHERRY ORCHARD) unleashes the talents of four of the screen’s most exciting actresses(NY DAILY NEWS). Four time Oscar winner Katharine Hepburn (THE LION IN WINTER, A DELICATE BALANCE), Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave (JULIA), Oscar nominee Genevieve Bujold (ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS) and Greek screen legend Irene Papas (ANTIGONE, Z) seamlessly mesh into an unprecedented ensemble cast that one could never hope to see on stage (Pauline Kael, NEW YORKER). Read More »

Mihalis Kakogiannis – To teleftaio psema AKA A Matter of Dignity (1958)

A daughter discovers her wealthy family is actually on the verge of bankruptcy and decides to charm a millionaire for his money in marriage. Soon she is torn between living a lie and keeping up appearances. Read More »

Stergios Paschos – Afterlov (2016)

It’s summertime in Athens and Nikos, a 30-year-old broke musician, is taking care of a luxurious villa in the suburbs that belongs to a friend of his. Between poolside cocktails and fooling around with the dog that he is meant to take care of, Nikos has a plan. Still unable to get over his recent break-up with Sofia, he figures this is a unique opportunity to get some much-needed answers and he invites her over for the weekend. Sofia delightfully accepts not knowing, of course, that Nikos’ plans are not as innocent as they seem. Nikos locks himself up in the house with Sofia and refuses to let her leave until she provides some rationale for the break-up, turning their alleged carefree holiday into a mess of games, fights, laughs and introspection. Is Nikos ever going to get the answers he was looking for? Is Sofia ever going to be able to explain why they broke up? Afterlov is a funny, poignant and scathing post-love story between two people who refuse to grow up. Read More »

Kostas Karagiannis – The Devil’s Men AKA Land of the Minotaur (1976)

A satanic cult kidnaps three young people and Priest Donald Pleasence and Costas Skouras must save them from the hands of this evil! Read More »

Athina Rachel Tsangari – The Slow Business of Going (2000)

A mysterious woman travels the world with a rocking chair, interacting with the people she meets.

Petra Going is a migrant cyborg, an agent of the Global Nomad Project: an international “Experience Data Agency” which sends hundreds of “receivers” like her to wander the globe and record a succession of random encounters. Periodically, they return to agency headquarters where they deposit their accumulated memories into an archive. This archive is available to users who then vicariously and virtually inhabit the ready-made landscapes of touristic consciousness. The motto of the GNP: “Nostalgia For Rent.” Read More »