The anticomformists of Greek cinema (10)

Ελλάδα/Greece, 1972, εγχρ./col.
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Παύλος Τάσιος/Pavlos Tassios. Φωτ./Cin.: Νίκος Πετανίδης/Nikos Petanidis. Μοντ./Ed.: Παύλος Φιλίππου/Pavlos Filippou. Μουσ./Mus.: Δημήτρης Μηλιός/Dimitris Milios. Ηθ./Cast: Αλέξης Δαμιανός/Alexis Damianos, Φάνης Χηνάς/Fanis Chinas, Μέλανι Στάντζου/Melani Stantzou. Παρ./Prod.: Παύλος Τάσιος/Pavlos Tassios Διάρκεια/Dur.: 85΄.
 
A journalist tries to explain the murder of a girl by her lover and his subsequent suicide. Examining the man’s past, he discovers that he had an unsuccessful marriage and was living in great loneliness and desperation.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1973, εγχ./col.
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Θόδωρος Μαραγκός/Thodoros Marangos. Φωτ./Cin.: Νίκος Πετανίδης/Nikos Petanidis. Μοντ./Ed.: Θόδωρος Μαραγκός/Thodoros Marangos. Ηθ./Cast: Βαγγέλης Καζάν/Vangelis Kazan, Χρήστος Τόλιος/Christos  Tolios, Κώστας Τσάκωνας/Kostas Tsakonas. Παρ./Prod.: Θόδωρος Μαραγκός/Thodoros Marangos, Ευάγγελος Δημητρίου/Evangelos Dimitriou. Διαν./Dist.: VA Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 80΄.
 
In Filiatra, a provincial town, its remaining residents are toiling to cover debts and struggling with everyday boredom. What keeps Andreas, a tailor, awake, is his love for sports. He is regularly training and longing for the next local race. When he finally realizes he is too old to compete with younger athletes, he decides that there is nothing for him in Filiatra. He moves to Athens and begins his new life waiting patiently for better days to come. Crushed by the urban turmoil, in contrast with Vassilis, a young acquaintance of his, full of optimism and hope for a better tomorrow.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1973, εγχ./col.
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Κώστας Αριστόπουλος/Kostas Aristopoulos. Φωτ./Cin.: Γιώργος Αρβανίτης/Giorgos Arvanitis. Μοντ./Ed.: Νίκος Κανάκης/Nikos Kanakis. Μουσ./Mus.: Γιάννης Μαρκόπουλος/Giannis Markopoulos. Ηθ./Cast: Γιώργος Διαλεγμένος/Giorgos Dialegmenos, Τάκης Κοιλάκος/Takis Koilakos, Χαράλαμπος Πισιμήσης/Charalampos Pisimisis. Παρ./Prod.: Κώστας Αριστόπουλος/Kostas Aristopoulos. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 90΄.
 
A film crew, with the help of the inhabitants of an isolated village in the southern Greek region of Mani, depict the Passion of Christ.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1967, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Δήμος Θέος/Dimos Theos. Σεν./Scr.: Δήμος Θέος/Dimos Theos, Κώστας Σφήκας/Kostas Sfikas. Φωτ./Cin.: Γιώργος Πανουσόπουλος/Giorgos Panousopoulos, Συράκος Δανάλης/Syrakos Danalis. Μοντ./Ed.: Βαγγέλης Σερντάρης/Vangelis Serntaris, Δήμος Θέος/Dimos Theos. Ηθ./Cast: Ανέστης Βλάχος/Anestis Vlachos, Κυριάκος Κατσουράκης/Kyriakos Katsourakis, Ελένη Θεοφίλου/Eleni Theofilou. Παρ./Prod.: Δήμος Θέος/Dimos Theos, Γιώργος Παπαλιός/Giorgos Papalios Διάρκεια/Dur.: 92΄.

The film is about the well-known "Polk case", involving the murder of the American journalist George Polk. He came to Greece to interview Markos Vafiadis and was found dead under mysterious circumstances. A Greek left-wing journalist, Aimos Vagenas, is arrested and accused of being involved in the murder. His guilt cannot be proven. Free, he starts investigating the murder for which he was accused. Meanwhile, the police pin the crime on someone else, the Jewish university student Zadik, who commits suicide while in jail. Vagenas locates and convinces some of the witnesses to testify.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1974, εγχ./col.

Σκην./Dir.: Κώστας Φέρρης/Kostas Ferris. Σεν./Scr.: Κώστας Φέρρης/Kostas Ferris, Δήμος Θεός/Dimos Theos, Αλέξανδρος Παπαδιαμάντης (Μυθιστόρημα)/Alexandros Papadiamantis (Novel). Φωτ./Cin.: Σταύρος Χασάπης/Stavros Chasapis. Μοντ./Ed.: Γιάννα Σπυροπούλου/Gianna Spyropoulou. Ηθ./Cast: Μαρία Αλκαίου/Maria Alkaiou, Φοίβος Ταξιάρχης/Foivos Taxiarchis, Δημήτρης Πουλικάκος/Dimitris Poulikakos. Παρ./Prod.: Μίλλυ Γρέγου/Milly Gregou, ΣΕΜΕΛΗ ΦΙΛΜΣ/SEMELI FILMS Διάρκεια/Dur.: 90΄.

Based on Alexandros Papadiamantis’ novella, the film tells the story of Frangoyiannou,  a poor woman, mother & grandmother. She kills female babies, 5 in total, thus killing herself - especially when she kills her granddaughter who was given her name-. Thus, she is ‘rebelling’ against the unjust fate that life and society reserved for her. This is her way of sparing children the inevitable suffering in life. Her mind is deranged, due to her troubled life. Being pursued by the police, she perishes in the sea.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1966, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir.: Τάκης Κανελλόπουλος/Takis Kanellopoulos. Σεν./Scr.: Γιώργος Κιτσόπουλος/Giorgos Kitsopoulos. Φωτ./Cin.: Συράκος Δαναλλής/Syrakos. Μοντ./Ed.: Τάκης Κανελλόπουλος/Takis Kanellopoulos. Μουσ./Mus.: Νίκος Μαμαγκάκης/Nikos Mamagkakis. Ηθ./Cast: Λίλυ Παπαγιάννη/Lily Papagianni, Άγγελος Αντωνόπουλος/Angelos Antonopoulos, Κώστας Καραγιώργης/Kostas Karagiorgis. Παρ./Prod.: Κώστας Κανελλόπουλος/Kostas Kanellopoulos. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 85΄.
 
During 1940, while the war is at its peak, the wife of a lieutenant and a sergeant fall madly in love. The war situation and military duty on the one hand and friendship between the two men, on the other, prohibit this love, but do not negate it. When during an operation, the lieutenant is injured and taken to the hospital, the two lovers, against all moral obligation, embark on the only possible way: desertion on his part, the husband’s abandonment on her part, and together they set on a no-way-back journey to the border.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1975, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Νίκος Νικολαϊδης/Nikos Nikolaidis. Φωτ./Cin.: Γιώργος Πανουσόπουλος/Giorgos Panousopoulos. Μοντ./Ed.: Γιώργος Τριανταφύλλου/Giorgos Triantafyllou. Ηθ./Cast: Βέρα Τσέχοβα/Vera Tschechowa, Νίκη Τριανταφυλλίδη/Niki Triantafillidi, Τζον Μουρ/John Moore. Παρ./Prod.: Νίκος Νικολαϊδης/Nikos Nikolaidis. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 100΄.
 
Euridice is waiting to be transferred ‘someplace else’, because her incarceration in this place is over. She lives in a country under a dictatorial regime. However, the “masteρmind” behind the transferring of prisoners, is deceiving her for days now, if not for years. Her beloved Orpheus,communicates with her and asks to see her again. Euridice accepts this meeting in the hope that something will change. He comes as a new death, though, and not as a liberator. She will kill him and stay forever in her own hell.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1979, εγχ./col.
 
Σκην./Dir.: Νίκος Ζερβος/Nikos Zervos. Σεν./Scr.: Νίκος Ζερβος/Nikos Zervos, Κώστας Φέρρης/Kostas Ferris. Φωτ./Cin.: Σάκης Μανιάτης/Sakis Maniatis. Μοντ./Ed.: Κώστας Φέρρης/Kostas Ferris. Ηθ./Cast: Κώστας Φέρρης/Kostas Ferris, Μαριλλή Τσοπανέλη/Marili Tsopanelli, Σπύρος Σακκάς/Spyros Sakkas. Παρ./Prod.: Νίκος Ζερβος/Nikos Zervos, Κώστας Φέρρης/Kostas Ferris, Ελληνικό Κέντρο Κινηματογράφου (EKK), Movie Makers. Διαν./Dist.: VA Films. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 90΄.
 
Costas had a first-hand experience of the French May insurrection and played a key role in his rebellious generation. Now in his forties, he feels alienated in all modern social or ideological groups. He leaves the commune he is living in and walks out into the boulevard. He encounters friends and starts a relationship with his former girlfriend. But peace does not come and his soul still feels empty. Fulfillment does not come, either through sex or through  profound theories. Therefore he stages his theatrical death.
 

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1967, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Γιώργος Σταμπουλόπουλος/Giorgos Stampoulopoulos. Φωτ./Cin.: Walter Lassaly. Μοντ./Ed.: Πάνος Παπακυριακόπουλος/Panos Papakyriakopoulos. Ηθ./Cast: Νικηφόρος  Νανέρης/Nikiforos Naneres, Ελένη Θεοφίλου/Eleni Theophilou, Μπέττυ Αρβανίτη/Betty Arvaniti. Παρ./Prod.: Γιώργος Σταμπουλόπουλος/Giorgos Stampoulopoulos, STUDIO A. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 81΄.
 
Around his 30s, Dimitris is scared. He lives in the shadow of German occupation and his first romantic experience. Today’s fluid reality, is a threat to him. Of petit-bourgeois origin, he is timid and somewhat ready to quickly give up. He meets rich Thaleia. Routine again. Not much later, change comes... The company he works for, closes down. At the same time he meets Maria, a progressive didactic mind.Their relationship inspires and politically awakens him. Eventually, he follows her, they live together and he gets in contact with the mature version of himself.

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Ελλάδα/Greece, 1975, μ/α/b&w
Σκην./Dir. - Σεν./Scr.: Ανδρέας Θωμόπουλος/Andreas Thomopoulos. Φωτ./Cin.: Γιώργος Πανουσόπουλος/Giorgos Panousopoulos. Μοντ./Ed.: Τώνια Μαρκετάκη/Tonia Marketaki. Μουσ./Mus.: Δημήτρης Πουλικάκος/Dimitris Poulikakos. Ηθ./Cast: Δημήτρης Φινίνης/Dimitris Fininis, Ελένη Μανιάτη/Eleni Maniati, Δημήτρης Πουλικάκος/Dimitris Poulikakos. Παρ./Prod.: Ανδρέας Θωμόπουλος/Andreas Thomopoulos, MOVIELAB. Διάρκεια/Dur.: 80΄.
 
Dimitris the poet, Magdalene the prostitute and Chris the rock musician are living together in a fictional city, called Aldevaran. Each night, the two men improvise and give performances at a coffee shop until the day Dimitris learns from his doctors that he is suffering from cancer with only two months to live. The film narrates these two months while Dimitris wanders in a dirty and ugly city, dying with him.

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