Movies

Lia Bozonelis Interview: Making “Safer at Home” Thriller in a Pandemic

While a lot of Hollywood has been dealing with the pandemic, writer/producer Lia Bozonelis decided to make a movie, called "Safer at Home."

#MeToo Movement in Greece Spreads from Sport to Entertainment

The #MeToo movement, the global social movement against sexual abuse and sexual harassment, is now spreading like wildfire in Greece. Following allegations of sexual abuse in the sport of sailing, Greek women are now speaking about harassment by male directors...

Antetokounmpo Biopic Among High-Budget Movies Lined Up in Greece

The Giannis Antetokounmpo biopic by Disney, focused on the teenage years of the NBA star in Athens, stands among a substantial number of high-budget productions lined up to film in Greece in 2021. The unprecedented boom is thanks to the...

American School of Classical Studies at Athens Wins Film Award for Corinth Excavation

The American School of Classical Studies at Athens was given the Orona Foundation Award for its short film "Twelve Decades of Discovery: American School Excavations at Corinth" on Saturday, November 21. The Orona Foundation Award, bestowed at the 20th International...

The 23rd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People will be Online this Year

The 23rd Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People will be held online this year, featuring 90 films dealing with important issues for children and the whole family. The festival will take place November 28-December 5 and since...

“Apples” Will Represent Greece for International Feature Film at Oscars in 2021

"Apples," the directorial debut of Greek filmmaker Christos Nikou, will represent Greece in the "Best International Feature Film" category at the Oscars in 2021. Nikou is known internationally for his work as assistant director on critically acclaimed films like "Dogtooth"...

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival Launches Virtually

The 61st Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF) launched virtually on Thursday, as the opening film was projected onto a screen in an empty room in the Olympion theater due to the coronavirus. Organizers of TIFF recognized the importance of film...

When Sean Connery Called for the Return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece

The first time the now legendary actor Sean Connery visited Greece was in 2001. He was so impressed by his visit to Acropolis that he allegedly exclaimed, "Oh, my God, what an unbelievable place. Why it took me so...

Stunning Greek Island of Spetses Becomes Setting of Hollywood Movie

Filming for a new Hollywood movie has already begun on the breathtaking island of Spetses. The film, titled "The Lost Daughter," features stars Olivia Coleman and Dakota Johnson. https://www.instagram.com/p/CGU_RJDhRJX/ Spetses, located in the Saronic Gulf, is known for its history and town,...

Filming of New Woody Harrelson Movie Begins in Evia, Greece

  After shooting came to a halt in the face of the coronavirus, production has begun again on "Triangle of Sadness," an upcoming film by award-winning Swedish director Ruben Östlund. Filming for the new project, which stars an international cast, including...

Popular Greek Singer Yiannis Poulopoulos Passes Away at 79

Beloved singer Yiannis Poulopoulos whose melancholy voice marked Greece's 1960s and 1970s passed away on Sunday night at the age of 79, after facing heart problems in the past few years. Poulopoulos was discovered by Mikis Theodorakis in 1963 and...

Toronto’s Anti-Greek Riots of 1918 Changed the Face of the City Forever

The living memories of Toronto's August 1918 anti-Greek riots may have faded, but the metropolis' Greek residents still commemorate the disturbing events of that day, just before the end of WWI, when the world changed forever for Greek-Canadians in...

"King Otto": New Film on Greece's 2004 Football Triumph to Screen Next Year

"King Otto" Rehhagel celebrates Greece's Euro 2004 football triumph, representing perhaps the greatest upset in all of sports history. Along with a string of other seminal dates in the long history of this ancient nation, 2004 will go down...

Branded a Coward, Died a Hero: A Film about the Only Survivor of Leonidas’ 300

Nearly all historical events have both heroes as well as villains. In the Battle of Thermopylae, Leonidas and his brave 300 were the heroes — and Ephialtes of Trachis, the vile traitor who betrayed the Spartan army, served as...

The Story of the Real-Life Alexis Zorbas Unfolds in New Greek Museum

The Alexis Zorbas character in "Zorba the Greek" is one of the most memorable in all of film history and the Nikos Kazantzakis book on which it is based is one of the best pieces of modern Greek literature. Yet...