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Hellenic Film Society USA Prepares for Virtual Festival for 2020

The Hellenic Film Society USA announced their first-ever virtual Greek film festival, which will be held from July 10, to July 20, 2020, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Audiences from across the country will have the opportunity to stream...

Greece Reopens For International Filming with New Amorgos Movie

Over three decades since its debut on the silver screen, Amorgos, the Greek island which charmed the global cinephile community through 1988's cult Luc Besson film The Big Blue, is again set as the alluring background of a new...

Castellorizo Invites Filmmakers to Submit Work for International Documentary Festival

Organizers of the Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival, which takes place every summer on the Greek island of Castellorizo, announced on Monday that they are inviting documentary filmmakers to submit their work for consideration for the fifth annual event. Documentaries...

Powerful New Film Explores Plight of Afghan Refugees in Europe

An Afghan movie filmed in Kabul, the Shinwari Valley and Zarani, Afghanistan, and also in Munich, Germany, and Kos Island, Greece, among other locations, "I Am You" is an independent film based on the true story of Afghan refugees...

Greek Police Remove Minors From "Joker" Screenings at Athens Cinemas

Greek police removed minors from two cinemas screening the blockbuster movie "Joker" over the weekend. The newly-released film has an "R," or Restricted, rating for its violence and disturbing content. According to a spokesman for the Greek police, the interventions followed...

Canada Selects Adaptation of Classic Greek Tragedy “Antigone” for International Film Oscar

Canada selected on Friday writer-director Sophie Deraspe's refugee family drama Antigone as its official submission for the best international feature category to the 92nd Academy Awards. The French language indie adapts Sophocles' classical Greek tragedy of the same name to...

”When Tomatoes Met Wagner”: Greece’s Entry in 2020 Academy Awards

Marianna Economou's inspiring film ''When Tomatoes Met Wagner” has been chosen to represent Greece at the 92nd Academy Awards, it was announced on Wednesday by the country's Ministry of Culture. The Greek film's story takes place in Thessaly, in central...

Jason Mantzoukas Cast in Paramount’s New Film ‘Infinite’

Jason Mantzoukas has been cast in a new Paramount action thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, titled "Infinite". Set to be directed by Antoine Fuqua, the movie is based on a 2009 novel titled "The Reincarnationist Papers", written by D. Eric Maikranz. The...

Costa-Gavras’ “Adults in the Room” Receives Mixed Reviews After Venice Premiere

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis and his wife Danae Stratou walked on the red carpet of the Venice Film Festival on Saturday for the premiere of the film "Adults in the Room" together with director Costa-Gavras and the...

Costa-Gavras Film on the Greek Crisis Premieres at Venice Festival (video)

The eagerly-awaited film by Greek director Costa-Gavras, "Adults in the Room", made its world premiere on Saturday, August 31 at the Venice Film Festival. Adapted from the book of former finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, Adults in the Room allows Costa-Gravras...