Ta kokkina fanaria (1963) AKA The Red Lanterns


The residents of a poor neighbourhood in Piraeus are asked to leave as modernization will take place. The prostitutes of one of the many brothels are preparing to move on. The camera follows their individual stories, their misery, shattered dreams and hopes for a better future.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis. AKA The Red Lanterns / Τα κόκκινα φανάρια
Writers: Alekos Galanos (play & screenplay)
Stars: Jenny Karezi, Giorgos Foundas, Dimitris Papamichael, Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Faidon Georgitsis, Alexandra Ladikou, Despo Diamantidou, Eleni Anousaki, Notis Peryalis, Iro Kyriakaki, Kostas Kourtis, Katerina Helmy, Thodoros Kefalopoulos.

1964 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
1964 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.


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One Comment

  1. David G.
    May 9, 2022

    Great film, full of colorful performances and good music.

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