In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day life will crack open, bringing to the surface hatred and passions of the kind that lie well-hidden in the mists of the nearby lake. An intense plot and a totally unexpected ending make up this film, which features characters who are vulnerable, innocent and ordinary, but who become ruthless and callous, worrying only about protecting their financial resources. The offences are disproportionately serious compared to the financial benefits they try to secure.
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Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (1955) Yorgos Tzavellas, Vasilis Logothetidis, Ilia Livykou, Mimis Fotopoulos, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four stories, humorous, romantic or dramatic, are linked by a counterfeit gold sovereign. It is made by the honest engraver in the first story, seduced by the charms of a young widow, and it subsequently passes into the hands of a beggar and a prostitute, a wealthy miser and a newly married couple where the husband is a poor artist.
Violent Rape / To nisi tis amartias (1976) Kostas Doukas, Giorgos Stratigakis, Lia Flessa, Petros Zarkadis, Adventure, Crime, Erotic
Christmas Tango / To tango ton Hristougennon (2011) Nikos Koutelidakis, Giannis Bezos, Yannis Stankoglou, Antinoos Albanis, Comedy, Drama
During the Greek junta, four people struggle with illicit desires at a military camp somewhere in Evros. Colonel Loggos is very much in love with his young wife, but the feelings are not mutual. She’s much more interested in Stefanos Karamanidis, a lieutenant determined to win her affections, who’s even learning the tango so he can ask her to dance at the upcoming Christmas party. Only problem is, his dance instructor, soldier Lazarou, a sensitive young man with an artistic disposition, suddenly finds himself faced with emotions he never even knew he had – emotions he’d barely admit to himself, let alone anybody else.
Euridice BA 2O37 (1975) Nikos Nikolaidis, Vera Tschechowa, John Moore, Niki Triantafillidi, Art-house, Drama
Euridice is living in purgatory awaiting her chance to return to the real world. Or is she just a mad woman hiding from her past increasingly going crazy due to her solitude. Visual treat from Greeks greatest export Nikos Nikolaidis, here making his feature debut. Euridice BA 2O37 is lovingly shot in stark B&W, the plots deliberately ambiguous but serves its purpose. Your never really sure whats real or just inside Euridices head. Vera Tschechowa is amazing in the lead, the roles very similar to Catherine Deneuves part in Polanskis Repulsion only with much more misery, female masturbation and doll castrating.
Oi sfaires den gyrizoun piso / Bullets Don’t Turn Back (1967) Nikos Foskolos, Kostas Kazakos, Angelos Antonopoulos, Mema Stathopoulou, Adventure, Drama, Western
After being taken by a thief, an honest man is arrested and sentenced to death. While imprisoned, the bandmates real thief (who died), thinking that stole your buddy threaten to kidnap his sister if not tell them where he hid the stolen loot. The man will leak to stop it …
Ohthes / Riverbanks (2015) Panos Karkanevatos, Diamantis Adamantidis, Efi Drosou, Taxiarhis Hanos, Drama
John is an introvert young soldier serving as a minesweeper in Evros. When he meets Chryssa, a woman passing immigrants from borders between Greece and Turkey, he will try to convince her run away and start a new life.
Ouranos / Glory Sky (1963) Takis Kanellopoulos, Aimilia Pitta, Faidon Georgitsis, Takis Emmanuel, Drama, War
A powerful rendering of the tragedy of Elektra by Euripides, second in a trilogy. The film begins with a summary treatment without dialogue of the action of the preceding play, The Agamemnon, in which the wicked Queen Clytemnestra and her lover Aesgisthes murder her husband Agamemnon upon his return from the Trojan War.
I Ekrixi / A Blast (2014) Syllas Tzoumerkas, Angeliki Papoulia, Vassilis Doganis, Maria Filini, Drama, Thriller
Running away on the highway, Maria is alone in her roaring SUV. Behind her, fire and a case full of money. In front of her, the hopeless vastness of the motorway. Only a day before she was a caring mother, a loving wife, a responsible daughter. Today she has gone rogue.