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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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Art, for love: “I Ypografi” [2011 Greece]

Stelios Haralambopoulos’ romantic mystery-melodrama “I Ypografi” [Eng. Title: The Signature] is one of those hard-to-categorise films that’s also extremely difficult to write about without giving away the plot – the reason why this review is also going to be … Continue reading

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Women, the wondrous mystery of the animal kingdom: “Attenberg” [2010 Greece]

Multifaceted Athina Rachel Tsangari belongs to a unique group of talented artists who apparently enjoy working on each other’s film projects in different capacities. Her 2010 film “Attenberg” has an actor who was the director of the acclaimed “Dogtooth” … Continue reading

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A battle between Sacrifice and Temptation, in “Metéora” [2012 Greece, Germany]

Talented young director Spiros Stathoulopoulos returns to his Greek roots to examine, using local symbolism, the eternal battle between sacrifice and temptation. His film “Metéora” is set amidst the craggy hilltop monasteries of the same name, run by monks … Continue reading

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Piso Porta [2000, Greece] – a film review

The Greek film “Piso Porta” [Eng. Title: Backdoor] may come across as a standard coming-of-age romantic drama, or a comedy even, but I suspect director Yorgos Tsemperopoulos had attempted something more ambitious. The tone in its narrative is less … Continue reading

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