The Four Seasons of the Law” by Dimos Avdeliodis, filmed in 1999 and recipient of multiple awards, has been repeatedly voted by Greek film critics as one of the best films of Greek cinema. Set in 1960 on the island of Chios, the story beg…

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Certain film subjects seem to attract criticism of cultural appropriation or exploitation, such as the refugee crisis or queer films. It’s quite common for a filmmaker who has made a queer film to be forced to breach the GDPR and disclose very…

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As the 42th edition of the Short Film Festival in Drama is due to begin on September 15, Greek News Agenda interviews* Yorgos Teltzidis, writer, director, award winner and Jury member of the Festival. Born in Thessaloniki, Teltzidis has studied film…

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There is no deus ex machina for the characters in Maria Lafi’s film “Holy Boom”. In fact there is no God at all in this dark drama where multiple storylines interweave to bear witness to the eternal race between human cruelty and ki…

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In Angelos Frantzis’ latest film, “Still River” (2018), Anna and Petros, a Greek couple, have recently moved to an industrial Siberian town on account of Petros’ work and are shocked to discover that Anna is pregnant without i…

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Syllas Tzoumerkas, photo by Kiki Papadopoulou

In his last film, “The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea”, Syllas Tzoumerkas builds a story inspired by one of nature’s paradoxes - the eels’ exodus from freshwater to the oce…

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The annual London Greek Film Festival 2019 (15-18 May) will take place for the 12th consecutive year. Aiming to act as the European meeting point for the Greek film industry and to attract filmmakers from around the world with Greek themed works, the…

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George Frentzos has been working in cinema since 1982. He has worked as Director of Photography in short and feature films and over 3000 commercials. He was CEO of Cinemax production company from 1989 to 1996. His selected filmography includes &ldquo…

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Iro Siafliaki was born in Thessaloniki. She studied Cinema at E. Hadzikou Film School (Athens) and Philosophy at Sorbonne University (Paris) and holds a PhD on Art, Philosophy and Aesthetics Studies. Her filmography includes : “Zones…

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Kostas Gavras was born in 1933 in Loutra Iraias, Arcadia. Following his graduation from high school he went to France, where he did film studies at the French national film school, IDHEC. Following work on several films as assistant director, he dire…

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