Greece Year Zero (2016)

DANNIS KOROMILAS Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.  Canada/Greece/USA, 2016.  Screenplay by Dannis Koromilas.  Cinematography by Ilias Adamis, Nick Kouros, Thodoros Maragos.  Music by Konstantine Arnokouros, Nikos Bitzenis.  Production Design by Andreas Markessinis.  Film Editing by Michael Makrimichalos.   As director Dannis Koromilas explains in the opening of this absorbing film, the history of Greece is well known when looking at the … More Greece Year Zero (2016)

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Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2015)

CHRISTOPHER PAPAKALIATIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Greece, 2015.  Plus Productions, Alpha TV, Ote tv, Aegean Airlines.  Screenplay by Christopher Papakaliatis.  Cinematography by Yannis Drakoularakos.  Produced by Christopher Papakaliatis, Chris Papavasiliou, Dorothea Paschalidou, Kostas Sousoulas.  Music by Kostas Christides.  Production Design by Giorgos Georgiou.  Costume Design by Maria Kontodima.  Film Editing by Stella Filippopoulou.   A emotional roller coaster that reaches for epic status in … More Worlds Apart (Enas Allos Kosmos) (2015)

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Triple Agent

BBB (out of 5) Eric Rohmer investigates the true story of a man trying to remain apolitical in highly political times.  Russian-born Fyodor lives in Paris with his Greek-born wife, retired from the Tsar’s army and now working for the Russian Military Union while, beyond their borders, Nazi power is brewing and the Spanish Civil … More Triple Agent

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Attenberg

BBB.5 (out of 5) Ariane Labed makes a startling film debut as a young woman disconnected from the few people she shares her dull factory town with.  Her father is dying and she is not overly sensitive about it, her only other companion is a friend of whom she asks advice on life’s banalities like french … More Attenberg

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L

BB (out of 5) A man lives in his car and never gets out of it, holding his birthday parties and visits with family in the vehicle, plus using it to perform his main occupation as a procurer of honey for a picky client. When his skill at the job falters and he is replaced by … More L

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The Lobster (2015)

YORGOS LANTHIMOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  Italy/United Kingdom/Greece/France/Netherlands/USA, 2015.  Film4, Irish Film Board, Eurimages, Nederlands Fonds voor de Film, Greek Film Center, British Film Institute, Canal+, Centre National du Cinema et de L’Image Animee, Cine+, Element Pictures, Faliro House Productions, Haut et Court, Institut Francais, L’Aide aux Cinemas du Monde, Lemming Film, Limp Films, Ministere des Affaires … More The Lobster (2015)

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I Liza Kai I Alli

BBB.5 (out of 5) Liza is a poor girl who sells combs in the streets of Monastiraki, arrested after she spends the night sleeping in a furniture store. At her trial, her fast mouth charms a lawyer who takes her in as housekeeper to him and his friends. Across town, Mitzi is a spoiled rich … More I Liza Kai I Alli

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