by Tassos Boulmetis
Documentary/Fiction, 94΄, 2018
Synopsis: April 4th, 1968. The Kallimarmaro Stadium is abuzz, with thousands of people gathered and millions listening through their radios. The AEK – Slavia Prague basketball game has just begun. A girl in love is dreaming of her wedding day, while the future husband becomes more desperate with every Greek ball going through the hoop. An elderly husband and wife remember the home they left behind. A young communist prisoner cheers from his jail cell and a PROPO betting shop becomes the place where old and new wounds resurface. Years before this night, three Constantinopolitans decided to create an athletic union that will tell their story. At the end of this night, Greek history will have changed forever.
by Nikos Perakis
Fiction, 110 ΄, 2017
Synopsis: A chronicle of betrayal, conspiracy and intrigue, a “grey” comedy taking place during the first years of the “crisis”, a dark game with almighty players.
Against the background of a country on the brink of crisis, two worlds collide: the over-heated bourgeois milieu of Pandoras, an intellectual psychiatrist with political ambitions, and the humbler, but no less ambitious world of Georgina, a beautiful child of the working-class, but also a talented actress whose career is taking off.
Chinatown-The Three Shelters
by Aliki Danezi-Knutsen
Fiction, 91 ΄, 2018
Synopsis: Cleo, a Greek-Chinese girl brought up with love and light in the hills of Cyprus, finds out on her 18th birthday that her long-deceased father was murdered by the Chinese mafia. She swears to take revenge. An old friend of her father’s, Cook Lin, helps her while his young assistant falls in love with her. Cleo begins searching for the killers, but soon discovers that Cook Lin holds a well-kept secret…
A Girl in Black
by Mihalis Cacoyannis
Fiction, 100 ΄, 1956
Synopsis: On the Greek fishing island of Hydra, Marina is persecuted by her neighbors for her love-starved widow mother’s indiscretions. As a rejected suitor insists on harassing the young woman, a visiting Athenian writer falls in love with her and plans on taking her back with him to the mainland.
Mihalis Cacoyannis (1922-2011)
Born in Limassol, Cyprus, he graduated from law school and produced Greek-language programs for the BBC World Service during World War II, before ending up at the Old Vic school and enjoying a brief stage career. After having trouble finding a directing job in the British film industry, he moved to Greece and made his first film, “Windfall in Athens”, in 1953. He went on becoming one of the most accomplished Greek directors both nationally and internationally, being nominated for an Academy Award five times –in the Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film categories for “Zorba the Greek”, and in the Foreign Language Film category for “Electra” and “Iphigenia”.