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Thanasis Veggos: Remembering the Best Greek Comedy Actor

When Thanasis Veggos passed away on May 3, 2011, Greek cinema lost one of its most talented actors, one who with a single facial expression could epitomize the poverty, misery, and resilience of post-war Greece. In his long career in...

Emma Stone Stars In New Short “Bleat” Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Hollywood favorite Emma Stone is starring in a new short film by esteemed Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos called "Bleat." The short film,which was made for the National Greek Opera and NEON, a world-renowned Greek art foundation, will premiere in Greece...

Aliki Vougiouklaki, “The National Star of Greece”

Aliki Vougiouklaki was one of the most popular stars in Greek cinematic history. The blonde stunner was so beloved that she was even given the title of "The National Star of Greece." Vougiouklaki was born in Marousi, a northern suburb...

The Life of Greek Movie Star and Activist Tzeni Karezi

Greek actress Tzeni Karezi was one of the most prolific actresses of the "Golden Age" of Greek cinema, which ran from the '50s to the '60s.

Kostas Voutsas: Greek Film and TV Icon Dies at 88

Kostas Voutsas, one of the best actors of his generation and an icon for Greek cinema and television, dies early on Wednesday. He was 88. Voutsas was rushed to the Attikon hospital on Friday, February 7, and admitted to the...

Cuba Hosts Greek Cinema Festival

El Greco  A Greek cinema festival is to take place in Havana, and is being organized by Greece's Ambassador to Cuba Stella Bezirtzoglou, according to Prensa Latina news agency. It has been four years since Greek films have been screened in...

Greek Islands Get Ready for Aegean Film Festival

The Greek islands of Patmos and Paros are getting ready for a 12-day feast of summer cinema as the Aegean Film Festival returns on Tuesday. Running from July 17 to 29, the two islands will show dozens of films from...

‘Roza of Smyrna’ Opens Greek Film Festival in Sydney

The Delphi Bank's 24th Greek Film Festival will kick off with the Greek box office smash hit "Roza of Smyrna" on October 10 at Palace Cinemas, Norton Street in Sydney. Directed by Greek filmmaker George Kordellas, "Roza of Smyrna" has...

Director Nikos Koundouros Passes Away, Aged 90

Greek film and television director Nikos Koundouros passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 90. Koundouros had been admitted to hospital with respiratory complaints in recent weeks. Born in Athens in December 1926, to a family originally hailing from...

New Greek Wave in Düsseldorf

By Aspasia Zontanou Several low budget Greek films were premiered in a special three-week event called “New Greek Wave-the New Greek Cinema” in Düsseldorf from November 4th through Sunday the 27th. Eleni Giannakoudi and colleague Florian Deterding produced the event...