FILM

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WHAT'S ON

The French Institute in Athens is holding a special tribute to Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, 10 years to the day that the award-winning auteur was killed in a traffic accident on set for his last project, “The Other Sea.” The event, which will be held at the IFA’s Theo Angelopoulos Auditorium, will focus on his life and his sizeable contribution to world cinema.


A scene from Adam McKay’s star-studded apocalyptic comedy ‘Don’t Look Up.’ Mankind has been obsessed with the idea that the world will come to some dramatic end since the Middle Ages, according to the author. [Netflix]
OPINION

For some reason, “Don’t Look Up,” a film directed by Adam McKay and released on Netflix shortly before Christmas, appears to have divided its audience between those who adored it (excessively) and those who detested it (excessively).

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WHAT'S ON

The Greek National Opera’s tribute to the bicentennial of the Greek War of Independence will be completed with a special concert presenting the American Revolution through film music, accompanied by screenings of excerpts from films.


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The premiere of “My Beloved Smyrna,” the big-screen adaptation of the successful theater production of the same name, took place at Athens Concert Hall Tuesday before it is set to hit movie theaters next week.

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WHAT'S ON

The Trianon cinema is holding a special screening of “Corpus Christi,” a 2019 Polish drama directed by Jan Komasa and written by Mateusz Pacewicz about a young man who experiences a spiritual awakening in prison.

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WHAT'S ON

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Athens International Digital Film Festival presents 120 entries – of which 80 are being screened in Greece for the first time – from 35 countries.


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The City of Athens on Saturday announced its first free seminar in film production, an initiative being carried out with the Athens Film Office and US entertainment giant NBCUniversal, aimed at bolstering Greece’s presence in the cinema industry.

[Thessaloniki International Film Festival]
CULTURE

The French movie “Petite Nature” (Softie), the story of a sensitive, gifted 10-year-old boy growing up in a rough neighborhood and taken under the wing of a new teacher, won the top Golden Alexander prize Sunday at the 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

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WHAT'S ON

Marking a year since the death of the celebrated Argentinean filmmaker Fernando Solanas, the Hellenic American Union is hosting a screening of his landmark “Sur” (South).



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CULTURE

As the first post-lockdown film season begins, fewer Athenian cinemas have opened their doors, with some having closed permanently and the fate of others still hanging in the balance.

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CULTURE

The Thessaloniki International Film Festival kicked off on Thursday night with a screening of Audrey Diwan’s “The Happening,” recipient of the Golden Lion in Venice this year, at its flagship Olympion Cinema to a restricted audience.


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WHAT'S ON

French filmmaker, author and Maria Callas superfan Tom Volf will be in Athens on Friday, November 5, to answer questions at a screening of his critically acclaimed documentary “Maria By Callas.”