L (2012)

BABIS MAKRIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Greece, 2012.  Warp Films, Beben Films, Faliro House Productions, Graal, M. Modianos Productions, Modiano Inc., Top cut.  Story by George Giokas, Screenplay by Efthymis Filippou, Babis Makridis.  Cinematography by Thimios Bakatakis.  Produced by Amanda Livanou, Babis Makridis.  Production Design by Dafni Kalogianni.  Costume Design by Dimitris Papathomas.  Film Editing by Yannis Chalkiadakis. A man…

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Plato’s Academy (2009)

FILIPPOS TSITOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Akadimia Platonos Greece/Germany, 2009.  Arte, Bad Movies, Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, E.R.T., Eurimages Council of Europe, Graal Digital Creations, Graal, Greek Film Center, Hellenic Radio & Television, MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Pan Entertainment SA, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH.  Screenplay by Alexis Kardaras, Filippos Tsitos. Cinematography…

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Smyrna: The Destruction Of A Cosmopolitan City – 1900-1922 (2012)

MARIA ILIOU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Greece, 2012.  Graal.  Screenplay by Maria Ilioú.  Cinematography by Allen Moore.  Produced by Konstantina Vonorta.  Music by Nikos Platyrachos.  Film Editing by Aliki Panagi. A fascinating documentary that explores the golden age of the multi-ethnic city of Smyrna before its destruction.  Director Maria Iliou and her team of researchers spent four years investigating the…

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El Greco (2007)

YANNIS SMARAGDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Greece/Spain/Hungary, 2007.  Alexandros Film, Generalitat de Catalunya – Institut Català de les Indústries Culturals, Graal, Greek Film Center, Hellenic Culture Organization, Hellenic Radio & Television, Instituto de Crédito Oficial, La Productora Vídeo Comunicació, Le Spot, Max Productions, Ministerio de Cultura, Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary, Multichoice Hellas-Nova, Municipality…

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Blackmail Boy (2003)

MICHALIS REPPAS, THANASIS PAPATHANASIOU Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB Original title:  Oxygono Greece, 2003.  Mega Channel, FilmNet, Greek Film Center, Graal, Odeon, Safe Company.  Screenplay by Thanasis Papathanasiou, Michalis Reppas.  Cinematography by Lefteris Pavlopoulos.  Produced by Elena Hatzialexandrou. Music by Nikos Kypourgos.  Production Design by Antonis Daglidis.  Costume Design by Evelyn Sioupi.  Film Editing by Ioanna Spiliopoulou.   A freak car accident that permanently cripples…

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I Love Karditsa (2010)

STRATOS MARKIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  0.  Greece, 2010.  Graal, M.S. Media, Odeon.  Screenplay by Antonis Paliopoulos, Dionissia Tsitiridou.  Cinematography by Vassilis Christomoglou.  Music by Hristos Papadopoulos.  Production Design by Efi Zygouri.  Costume Design by Antzy Tolia.  Film Editing by Yorgos Fotinakis.   Regional accents are the basis of humour in this awkward comedy, one whose premise wears out very quickly. Grigoris is…

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Loafing And Camouflage: I-4 (2008)

VASSILIS KATSIKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB. Original title:  I-4: Loufa & Apallagi Greece, 2008.  Anosi S.A., CL Productions, East Media Services, FilmInMind, Graal, Nova, Odeon.  Screenplay by Vassilis Katsikis.  Cinematography by Ilias Adamis.  Produced by Manos Krezias, Kostas Lambropoulos, Nicos Perakis, Dionyssis Samiotis.  Music by Goin’ Through, Mihalis Papathanasiou.  Production Design by Yorgos Papadatos.  Costume Design by Vasso Tranidou.  Film Editing by…

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Loafing And Camouflage: Sirens In The Aegean (2005)

NICOS PERAKIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5. Original title:  Loufa Kai Parallagi: Seirines Sto Aigaio Greece, 2005.  CL Productions, Graal, Hellenic Radio & Television, Nova, Odeon.  Screenplay by Nicos Perakis.  Cinematography by Giorgos Argyroiliopoulos.  Produced by Manos Krezias, Kostas Lambropoulos, Nicos Perakis.  Music by Dimitris Kontopoulos.  Production Design by Yorgos Papadatos.  Costume Design by Katerina Mouzoula.  Film Editing by Yorgos Mavropsaridis.   Fun sequel…

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