Tag Archives: Greek

Nikos Grammatikos – Apontes (1996)

Synopsis:
The Summer of 1987. Six friends from Salamina meet in one of the island’s cafes. Then, and over the following seven years, they experience maturation as a gradual drawing-away from the paradise of their adolescent unconcern, and the emotional bonds between them slowly wither. They realize that they are no longer the center of the world and that they have been absorbed by a social system that is deadly serious. Year-in-year-out, their meetings take place less and less frequently. Every time they return to the island, they carry with them traces of different personal experiences that all the more bear the marks of modern social reality. They experience this change as a kind of decay and corruption. At the same time, their once-solid friendship inevitably fades away. Read More »

Angelos Frantzis – To Oneiro tou Skylou aka A Dog’s Dream (2004)

The film tells the story of a magical night in Athens. A man has a dream that concerns a strange robbery. When he returns home, he finds that all his belongings have been stolen in an equally strange manner. The man calls the police and an experienced cop tries to solve the case with rather unorthodox methods. But as the night drags on the mystery gradually appears to spread throughout the city. Strange incidents lead the heroes on a journey that appears to escape reality and meet the world of the dream. Read More »

Nikos Papatakis – I Fotografia AKA La Photo (1986)

Quote:
Ilias Apostolou, a young furrier who has had a hard time under the dictatorship, leaves Castoria in 1971 to emigrate to France, where he hopes to join a distant relative of his, Gerassimos Tzivas, who has been living there since 1950. With him, he takes nothing from his homeland but a photograph of a person that he finds on the pavement. He asks Gerassimos to help him in finding work in Paris. A misunderstanding around the photograph, however, sets off a series of dramatic events. Read More »

Sokrates Kapsaskis & Doris Wishman – O Zestos minas Avgoustos AKA The Hot Month of August (1966)

A chance encounter with an international playboy and a clandestine affair with a cryptic married woman entangle an unsuspecting young man in a well-planned conspiracy. Has anyone emerged unscathed from the unbreakable shackles of passion? (IMDB) Read More »

Babis Makridis – Birds (or how to be one) (2020)

Cineuropa wrote:

Following on from L [+] (2012) and Pity [+] (2018), Babis Makridis is returning to the International Rotterdam Film Festival, within the Voices line-up, with Birds (Or How To Be One), a film based on Aristofane’s Greek comedy The Birds, exploring the desire for and fear of freedom. The story tells the tale of two men who distance themselves from the rest of humanity in order to find the man-bird Upupa and build a city where birds can live in harmony, far away from humankind. Makridis takes this premise as his starting point to develop a work of an experimental form, bringing together the casting process, rehearsals for a theatre production of the comedy in question (directed by Nikos Karathanos) and interviews bordering on the absurd.
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Dimitris Panayiotatos – I nyhta me ti Silena AKA The Night with Silena (1986)

Christos is secretly in love with a girl who lives in the opposite appartment. He follows her night and day even though they’ve never met. One night, he sees her at a party making love with a young man. The scene, the images, are carved in his memory. A few years later, Christos meets outside of a bar a mysterious woman, called Silena. Her resemblance to the girl of his youth is astonishing. Christos invites Silena to his house to spend one night with her. One night that will change his life forever. Read More »

Penny Panayotopoulou – Dyskoloi apohairetismoi: O babas mou AKA Hard Goodbyes: My Father (2002)

Synopsis wrote:
A little boy, 10 years old, refuses to accept the death of his father who was killed in a car accident. He continues to claim that his father is away on a business trip and awaits for his return. Until, watching the 1969 lunar landing on TV, when his father isn’t there to watch it with him, he finally accepts reality. Read More »