End of July, and it's holiday time. Panos and Michalis are brothers-in-law from Thessaloniki and run a small business together. Brimming over with high spirits, they leave for Thasos to ... See full summary »
As the lights flicker on a warm August night, amidst vacant Athens' stillness, a modern bohemian flirts with a woman he just met at a phone booth, while strolling around the city's quiet night streets.
On the brink of the new millennium, a young aspiring singer leaves Athens for the seedy nightclubs of the rough Greek province, bent on getting her big break amid milky-white cigarette smokes, decayed divas--and ultimately--broken hopes.
Dimitris, a grumpy middle-aged man, is having a hard time with his business partner on a particular decision as to opening a new business; and he's also having a hell of a time with his ... See full summary »
Set in 1922, is the story of a mail order bride, one of 700, aboard the SS KING ALEXANDER, who falls in love with an American photographer. She is bound for her new husband, in New York; he is on his way home to a failed marriage.
The diary of the life and death of a group of "amoral" young people, who have reached the point of no return and seek something to believe in and to die for. Their behavior brings them to ... See full summary »
"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »
u don't have to like Angelopoulos to dig this one!
Yes it's true - Greece is not only country of origin of the excellent, but rather hard core art movies made by the auteur par excellence, Theo Angelopoulos: Valkanizater by Sotiris Goritsa is a very funny comedy that also has something to say about the chauvinism of both Greeks and Swiss people. But in the end, reason triumphs over nationalism. But even nationalism, horrible though it is, is funny in this film when one of the main characters complains about the lousy work that the monks Kyrillos and Methodios performed in Bulgaria. He also asks a Bulgarian guy named Vasili whether he's Greek, and he thoroughly misinterprets his answer: "ne" means NO in Bulgarian, but YES in Greek. But in the end, unity triumphs over nationalism: in Switzerland, a Turk helps the main characters. In the next village, two brothers argue about whether to help them, one wants to help them but take money from them, but in the end the more xenophile brother helps them for free.
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