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Thessaloniki Film Festival

Leonard Cohen’s Greek Love Story Premiers in Thessaloniki Festival (video)

A touching film on the enduring love story between legendary Canadian folk singer Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse, Marianne Ihlen was screened at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival on Friday. “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love,” by Nick Broomfield begins...

Swedish Film "Ravens" Wins Top Prize in Thessaloniki Film Festival

Thessaloniki has just wrapped up its 58th International Film Festival and this year’s celebration was again filled with stellar selections from the works of new and first-time directors around the world. “Ravens” directed by Jens Assur won the Golden Alexander,...

Greek Culture Minister Sees New Start for Thessaloniki Film Festival

"I feel that we are making a new start, a more ambitious one, with a larger participation of the city and not only the artists," Culture Minister Aristidis Baltas said on Friday in an interview with Praktorio 104.9 FM...

Thessaloniki Rolls Red Carpet for 55th Film Festival

The 55th Thessaloniki Film Festival in Greece, started yesterday with actress Pinelopi Tsilika presenting the ceremony. President of the Thessaloniki Film Festival Dimitris Eipidis gave a short opening speech in the context of this year's festival which includes a tribute...

Greek Director: "The Crisis Brings Greeks Closer"

During the International Film Festival of Thessaloniki, Alexander Avranas, director of the film "Miss Violence" talked about his film and the crisis. "The economic crisis and the crisis of values brings Greek people closer to each other." said the...

Documentary Maker Alinda Dimitriou Passes Away

In the early hours of July 30, director Alinda Dimitriou passed away at the age of 78. Alinda Dimitriou was an important artist from the left political spectrum, renowned for her consistency and her political opinion, who excelled in...

'Papadopoulos & Sons' Heads to Thessaloniki Film Festival

"Papadopoulos & Sons," written and directed by Marcus Markou, is getting its Greece premiere on November 7 at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival. Greek Reporter spoke to Markou about his film, a British comedy/drama. The plot revolves around a self-made Greek...

Cash Prizes for Thessaloniki's 'Alexander Awards' Cancelled Due to Crisis

The Thessaloniki Film Festival (Nov 2-11) has been forced to cancel this year’s cash prizes for its Alexander Awards as a result of the extended budget cuts. The winners will be honored but the awards will only be of...

'Tango-Hasapiko, Dance of the Ports' Documentary To Be Presented At TDF

The Thessaloniki Film Festival presents the 'Tango-Hasapiko, Dance of the Ports' documentary film on the 9th and 10th of March. The film explores the story of Jorge Dermitzakis, who is the son of Greek immigrants in Argentina. After many years...

Alexander Payne talks Descendants; reflects on his recent trip to crisis-hit Greece

The award-winning director in an exclusive interview with Kimon Kalamaras talked about his new movie "The Descendants", his experience at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and his 13 Greek cousins that he met in Greece!