The first question I wanted to pose to Orestis Andreadakis when he spoke to me of his project “The City and the City” was how the history of Thessaloniki’s Jewish community can be linked to the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, which is the theme of this year’s Thessaloniki Documentary Festival. “In celebrating the 200 […]


26.05.2021 / 13:30

Greece’s open-air cinemas got off to a good start after the lockdown last Friday, reopening with relatively strong box-office sales despite some stiff TV competition over the weekend – a soccer cup final and the Eurovision song contest.

20.03.2021 / 12:54

For all its weirdness, this has also been a year that created opportunities which may not have existed otherwise for independent filmmakers trying to compete with the industry’s big players.

02.03.2021 / 22:04

The Guardian recently published a positive review of “Digger,” the directorial debut of Georgis Grigorakis and one of the best Greek feature films of the year.

11.02.2021 / 21:02

The title of his first solo album, “Drums to Heal Society,” can be seen as a prophecy or a message of hope, given the events that shook the world after it came out in 2019. For Vassilis Podaras – aka Billy Pod – it was a harbinger for the next step in his career.

02.12.2020 / 13:54

With the goal of attracting big international film productions to Greece, an amendment will soon make its way to Parliament which will modify legislation regarding the cash rebate investment tool.

30.10.2020 / 10:56

Mike Flanagan, creator of the successful 2018 supernatural horror series “The Haunting of Hill House,” returns to Netflix with “The Haunting of Bly Manor.” The gothic thriller stars Victoria Pedretti.

30.05.2020 / 12:55

Ahead of opening day on Monday, open-air movie theaters in Athens are putting the finishing touches in their venues, tidying up, disinfecting, pruning the plants and arranging the seating so there’s a distance of at least 1.5 meters between members of the audience.

13.12.2019 / 19:28

A Greek film is making waves in the international porn film industry and is the country’s first candidate for “best foreign production” at the so-called "porn Oscars" next month in Las Vegas.

12.12.2019 / 13:01

Marshes, decay, closely held secrets, a rural town and a mysterious murder that needs solving: No, this is not a new season of “True Detective” – it’s “The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea,” the latest movie by Syllas Tzoumerkas.

21.09.2019 / 17:00

Costa-Gavras sat patiently in one of the many lounges of the Hotel Excelsior on the Lido in Venice, taking questions from successive groups of three or four journalists. He looked tired, but also happy, smiling.