Tag: GREECE

May 8, 2020 / Drama
March 29, 2020 / Short

While unearthing an icon of the Holy Madonna in her small apartment, an elderly Greek woman sighs that she is in the inevitable winter of her life. She studies a textbook of the French language, which she used to have a thorough command of, but unfortunately let slide. She hardly reads anymore, either, which she thinks rather stupid of herself. Her window on the world is her television, which she briskly comments on. The bleach-blond anchor woman is very sharp, but her favourite is newsreader Niko. The Box is a reflection in miniature format about old age and one-way communication in our media-dominated society.

December 6, 2019 / Drama
November 30, 2019 / Biography

C.P. Cavafy (1863-1933) was a Greek poet who wrote exquisitely about his beloved cities, Alexandria and Constantinople, and about the beautiful, sexually available men who lived in them. Thanks to Lawrence Durrell’s frequent favorable mention of him in his popular novels The Alexandria Quartet, Cavafy has become a figure of considerable literary interest outside of Greek and homosexual circles. Part biography, part fantasy, but very much in the spirit of the poet’s work, this film begins in 1933 as a young literateur reads to Cavafy, lying abed in an Alexandrian hospital. Cavafy drifts away into memories from his life and the film takes up his story from childhood.

October 16, 2019 / Drama

A young man with ideals, equipped with a high-school diploma, dreams of a quiet and honest life. Nevertheless, being unable to find a job and facing the problems of unemployment, he gets involved in a ring of thieves. The hoodlums organize a major heist. Lefteris agrees to take part in order to solve his money problems and live happily with his girl. Things, however, do not develop smoothly. 

September 13, 2019 / Drama

A few days before Filippos leaves London for a holiday on Crete, a Greek island, he sees that his girlfriend is cheating with his brother. He does not tell them anything about it, but during the holidays Filippos’ brother disappears without a trace. Both Alexis, who is a homosexual and secretly in love with Filippos’ brother, and his girlfriend put pressure on Filippos to indicate what he knows about the disappearance. However, Filippos sees this as the start of a dangerous game.

August 12, 2019 / Film Noir

Tony, a con man, blackmailer and card cheater, returns to Greece and meets an old flame, Mary, whom he got rid of years ago and who never recovered from his betrayal, ending up a prostitute and nightclub singer. Mary has a daughter with the husband she abandoned for Tony’s sake but is not allowed to have any contact with her. When Tony schemes to ruin her daughter’s marriage and blackmail the father, Mary decides to stop him although she’s sick, helpless and still in love with him.

July 28, 2019 / Family