Calamos Supports Greece

Movies

Movie on Homer’s Odyssey Starring Ralph Fiennes Shot in Greece

An epic movie based on Homer's ancient Greek classic, 'The Odyssey' is in a post-production phase after it wrapped up filming on the Ionian island of Corfu in the spring. Starring Ralph Fiennes as Odysseus and Juliette Binoche as his...

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Film Poor Things Wins Five BAFTAs

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' film Poor Things accrued five BAFTAs along with lead actress Emma Stone taking home the BAFTA for leading actress at the star-studded event. Last night's (Sunday, February 18) 2024 British Academy Film Awards saw Yorgos Lanthimos'...

New Giannis Antetokounmpo Documentary Now on Amazon Prime

A documentary on Amazon Prime Video today will feature the improbable story of Milwaukee Bucks basketball superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo from poverty in Athens to the heights of the NBA. The 1-hour, 48-minute documentary called Giannis: The Marvelous Journey was produced...

Greek Director’s Award-Winning Film ‘Medium’ Makes US Premiere

The award-winning film 'Medium' by Greek director Christina Ioakeimidi made its US Premiere earlier in the week at the 39th Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Medium is an Ekso Production and made its World Premiere at the 2023 Sarajevo Film...

Greek Minister Blasts Netflix Doc on Alexander as ‘Low-Quality Fiction’

The Greek Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni criticized Netflix's series on Alexander the Great as being "low-quality fiction" that does not represent historical facts. The minister's statement in Parliament followed a question by a nationalist lawmaker who demanded that Greece...

New Netflix Show to Feature Greece’s Luxury Properties

Greece's most luxurious properties may soon appear on Netflix in a new show launched by Nest Seekers, a US-based property seller. "Nest Seekers is eyeing Greece as a potential venue for a new television series, supplementing its existing shows featured...

Yorgos Lanthimos May Take on Remake of South Korean Film

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos could be taking on a remake of the South Korean film Save the Green Planet with a production date now in sight. Following on from CJ Entertainment's report last year that Yorgos Lanthimos may be directing...

Brad Pitt Set to Star in Quentin Tarantino’s Final Movie – Report

A recent report from Deadline suggests Brad Pitt is set to be the lead actor in Quentin Tarantino's last movie, titled The Movie Critic. This isn't the first time Pitt and Tarantino have teamed up. They collaborated in 2019 for...

Netflix Doc Presents Alexander the Great as Being Gay

Netflix's documentary “Alexander: The Making of a God," portrays the Macedonian king as being gay causing anger among many viewers who say it distorts history. In the opening episode of the series which started airing on Netflix on January 31,...

Greeks Nominated for Oscars Go as Far Back as 1935

Yorgos Lanthimos’ film Poor Things which has received Oscar nominations in eleven categories is the latest Greek to be nominated in the history of the Academy Awards. Its Oscar nominations include Best Picture, Best Actress (Stone), Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo),...

Yorgos Lanthimos Nominated for Best Director Oscar

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' film Poor Things has received Oscar nominations in eleven categories. In addition, the filmmaker himself has been nominated for Best Director, putting him in competition with Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese. The 2024 Oscar nominations were...

Brad Pitt to ‘Race’ F1 Ace Lewis Hamilton in Hollywood Blockbuster

The long-awaited blockbuster where Brad Pitt is set to "race" Formula 1 ace Lewis Hamilton, is being pushed back potentially to 2025. The ambitious collaboration between the Hollywood icon and the Mercedes F1 driver intended to capture the essence of...

Documentary on Legendary Action Actor Stefanos Miltsakakis Released

A documentary on Stefanos Miltsakakis, the legendary Greek American fighter who became a popular bad guy in action movies, was released recently. The Greek American actor died in 2019 at the age of 60 in Los Angeles. Born in humble surroundings...

Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things Dominated Greek Box Office

Poor Things, a multi-golden globe winning film by Yorgos Lanthimos, a Greek film-maker, dominated the Greek box office upon its release. Lanthimos's film, celebrating female equality and liberation, sold more than two hundred thousand tickets within fifteen days of its...

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” Comes to Netflix

Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos‘ film The Favourite, which had ten Academy Award nominations, will make its Netflix debut on January 23rd. The Favourite is a 2018 historical black comedy film co-produced and directed by Yorgos Lanthimos from a screenplay by...