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Director Costa-Gavras Hits Back at Critics Over Greek Government Grant

Award-winning director Costa-Gavras said on Friday that he is "deeply insulted" by allegations of favoritism in receiving state funds to produce a film based on a book written by Greece’s controversial former Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis. The Greek director, who...

Director Costa-Gavras Receives Grant To Take Varoufakis Book to Silver Screen

The Greek-French director Costa-Gavras secured recently a public grant from the Greek state of €630,000 to produce a film based on a book written by Greece's controversial former Finance Minister Yianis Varoufakis. Gavras intends to make a film out of...

PM Tsipras, Varoufakis To Make Cameo Appearances in New Costa-Gavras Film

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras and former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis are said to have agreed to make cameo appearances in an upcoming film by Greek director Costa-Gavras. The Greek film director, who lives and works in France, is now turning...

Athens' Syntagma Square Becomes a Hollywood Studio on Sunday

Athens' city center was completely cordoned off on Sunday, March 10, to allow the cast and crew of the upcoming movie ''Born To Be Murdered'' film their scenes. Among the cast members of the film, which is directed by the...

Athens' Central Streets Blocked Off on Sunday For Movie Filming

The Greek police announced on Thursday morning that the main streets in central Athens will be shut off on Sunday due to a movie being filmed in the Greek capital. Residents and tourists will not be able to drive or...

“Cliffs of Freedom”, Set During Greek War of Independence, Premieres in US

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iw4K1OhRMrs The movie "Cliffs of Freedom", which takes place against the backdrop of the Greek War of Independence, premiered in select NY and LA theaters on March 1. The story follows a Greek village woman and an Ottoman Turkish colonel who...

Yorgos Lanthimos to Write and Direct Crime Film “Pop. 1280”

Even though he didn't pick up an Oscar as Best Director for "The Favourite", Yorgos Lanthimos' Oscar buzz has put him in high demand. He has just been attached to write and direct an adaption of a crime novel...

Dave Bautista Set to Star in New ‘Dune’ Movie

Greek-Filipino wrestler Dave Bautista has been attached to the new "Dune" movie, directed by Denis Villeneuve and due to come out in 2020. The movie is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Frank Herbert. David Lynch...

Director Yorgos Lanthimos’ Father Dies

The father of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos died near Athens on Thursday, just a few days after his son's movie ”The Favourite” was nominated for 10 Academy Awards. Antonis Lanthimos, a former basketball player, was living in Porto Rafti, which is east...

”When Tomatoes Met Wagner”: The Greek Entry At 2019 Berlinale

Greek film director Marianna Economou will participate in this year’s Culinary Cinema of Berlinale, part of the 2019 Berlin International Film Festival. This special division of the Festival focuses on films which are ''food for thought''. Her film is titled...