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Yorgos Tzavellas – I Agni tou limaniou AKA Agnes of the Port AKA Lily of the Harbor (1958)

Captain Giakoumis makes the big decision to forsake the sea and live peacefully close to his wife and his adopted son, Andreas, who is about to sit for examinations in order to become a lieutenant. However, a terrible secret burdens his soul. He has a daughter, Agni, whom he had years ago when he had an affair with Maria, a prostitute from Troumpa. Maria, before she died, expressed the wish that Giakoumis recognize their daughter as his child. He, however, refused, since Agni ended up becoming a prostitute. The girl, to take revenge on her father, starts an affair with her half-brother with the intention of dragging him down into the mud. In the end, however, she falls in love with him, and this love blesses everyone and everything. Read More »

Yorgos Tzavellas – Antigoni AKA Antigone (1961)

Synopsis:
King Oedipus, the ruler of Thebes, blinds himself after learning that he inadvertently killed his own father, and got married to his mother. From this unholy union, Oedipus had four children: two sons, Eteocles and Polynices, and two daughters, Ismene and Antigone. After a tragic clash between brothers for the throne, the new monarch of Thebes, Creon, decrees that the body of the traitorous Polynices should be left unburied–a royal order which Antigone chooses to defy. Now, a cruel fate awaits the rebellious woman in the castle’s cold and dank dungeons, as Apollo’s blind prophet, Tiresias, warns the king of the Gods’ wrath. Alas, an irreversible chain of events is already set in motion. Read More »

Erricos Andreou – Anazitisis… AKA The Jet Set (1972)

A beautiful, rich and bored lady, Elena Chrysou, decides to have an adventure with a busy but lonely millionaire, Thanos Vergis. He mistakes her for a call girl, one of those whom Mrs. Natasa, manager of a well-known fashion house, usually sends him. Nevertheless, a strange murder that occurs in their environment disrupts their relationship, and she disappears from his life, although their feelings are mutual. In the end, the police discover that the crime was commited by… Read More »

Nikos Panayotopoulos – Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas AKA The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (1978)

Synopsis:
A father moves with his three sons and their beautiful, hard working servant in a big, old house in the countryside, where a weird drowsiness seems to occupy the four men. Will it be possible for one of them to break free? Read More »

Costas Zapas – I antarsia tis kokkinis Marias AKA The Rebellion of Red Maria (2010)

Synopsis
In a city – with heavy metal music haunting the heroes and the voice of Maria Callas being heard, an aged man, ex-terrorist, who dresses like a woman, the “red Maria”, lives without any law and is hiding in the social shadows as a prostitute and performer, dancing in the streets, old and out-dated dances, for the passersby who give him money. In the street he meets a young boy, who lives there as a street urchin, at deaths door after a neo-fascists attack. The boy, alcohol addicted, hears the voice of Maria Callas, speaks with the dead diva, with the mother he misses. Read More »

Nikos Panayotopoulos – Ta hromata tis iridos AKA The Color of Iris AKA The Colors of the Rainbow (1974)

A mysterious disappearance takes place during the shooting of a commercial on the beach in the early morning hours. An unknown man suddenly comes into the shot, then walks into the sea holding an umbrella and seizes to exist, before the bewildered eyes of the whole crew. After the police are notified, a confusing array of red tape manoeuvers begins, revealing the close affiliations of the Authorities with the advertising company manager and the whole mechanism of Mass Media, all of which are trying not to investigate the event but to conceal or even exploit it in their own interest. Only the musician involved in that commercial is trying to figure out what really happened. Read More »

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

Synopsis:
‘Up against the ugly monster of destitution, the members of a once-affluent Athenian family of the haute-bourgeoisie, suddenly, find themselves on the brink of bankruptcy, forced to live on borrowed money. However, as the formerly successful industrialist patriarch swallows his pride to reach out to his connections, on the other hand, his desperate wife, Roxani, pins her hopes on marrying their pampered and fresh daughter, Chloe, off to an opulent Greek-American. Under those circumstances, the proud but penniless clan must keep up appearances to stay afloat; nevertheless, just how far are the mother and her child prepared to go to survive? One final lie separates Chloe from a bright future. Is there any dignity left in her?’
– Nick Riganas Read More »