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A brief film review: “To xypnima tis anoixis” [2015 Greece]

Constantine Giannaris is known for films focusing on the disenfranchised and dispossessed of urban Athens, often portraying his characters in ultra-realistic documentary style footage. His drama, “To xypnima tis anoixis” [Eng. Title: Spring Awakening] follows a similar vein in that it … Continue reading

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Vasilis Georgiadis: From the ‘Golden age’ of Greek cinema

Vasilis Georgiadis can arguably represent the ‘golden age’ of Greek cinema between the mid-fifties and the late-sixties, during which film makers were generally allowed a degree of creative freedom never seen before. This is mainly because his films were … Continue reading

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A brief review: “Mikra Anglia” [2013 Greece]

Pantelis Voulgaris, a highly respected director in present day Greek cinema, scripts a modern version of a Greek tragedy with his romantic epic “Mikra Anglia” [Eng. Title: Little England].
Set from 1930 onwards – not exactly contemporary, but modern all … Continue reading

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A review: “See You in Hell, My Darling” [1999, Greece]

Nikos Nikolaidis made “Tha se do stin Kolasi, agapi mou” [Eng. Title: See You in Hell, My Darling] following Singapore Sling. It may have been filmed in colour, with a different storyline, but it nevertheless shares similarities in style … Continue reading

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Chance and destiny during an economic crisis: “An…” [2012 Greece]

Christoforos Papakaliatis makes an assured directorial début with the romantic drama “An…” [Eng. Title: What If…] – a film that’d also become a personal project, with him in a starring role and also writing its screenplay. Set against the backdrop … Continue reading

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