Cavafy (Kavafis) (1996)

YANNIS SMARAGDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Greece, 1996.  Alexandros Film, Greek Film Center, Greek Television ET-1, Talos.  Screenplay by Dimitris Katalifos, Dimitris Nollas, Stelios Rogakos, Yannis Smaragdis.  Cinematography by Nikos Smaragdis.  Music by Vangelis.  Production Design by Damianos Zarifis.  Costume Design by Damianos Zarifis.  Film Editing by Yannis Tsitsopoulos.   Sumptuous cinematic examination of the poet’s muse, using Greek writer Constantine Cavafy as…

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Absences (1987)

GIORGOS KATAKOUZINOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB Original title:  Apousies Greece, 1987.  Greek Film Center, Greek Television ET-1.  Screenplay by Giorgos Katakouzinos, Dimitris Nollas.  Cinematography by Tassos Alexakis.  Produced by Giorgos Katakouzinos, G. Krezias, Zorz Sarri, Giorgos Stergiou, Iris Zahmanidi.  Music by Stamatis Spanoudakis.  Production Design by Marilena Aravantinou.  Costume Design by Giannis Karydis.  Film Editing by Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs.   Lovely period film that pays heavy…

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The Cherry Orchard (1999)

MICHAEL CACOYANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Greece/Cyprus/France, 1999.  Melanda Film Productions, Greek Film Center, Amanda Productions, Films de l’Astre, Canal+, Eurimages, Greek Television ET-1.  Screenplay by Mihalis Kakogiannis, based on the play Vishnyovyy Sad by Anton Chekhov.  Cinematography by Aris Stavrou.  Produced by Mihalis Kakogiannis.  Music by Dimitris Papadimitriou.  Production Design by Dionysis Fotopoulos.  Costume Design by Dionysis Fotopoulos.  Film Editing by Takis Hadzis,…

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Rembetiko (1983)

COSTAS FERRIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Greece, 1983.  Greek Film Center, Greek Television ET-1, Rembetiko Ltd..  Screenplay by Costas Ferris, Sotiria Leonardou.  Cinematography by Takis Zervoulakos.  Produced by Costas Ferris, George Zervoulakos.  Music by Stavros Xarhakos.  Production Design by Manolis Maridakis.  Costume Design by Maria Maniati.  Film Editing by Yanna Spyropoulou.   Lurid tale in which art not only imitates life, it becomes…

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The Suspended Step Of The Stork (1991)

THEODOROS ANGELOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  To Meteoro Vima Tou Pelargou France/Italy/ Greece/Switzerland, 1991.  Arena Films, Erre Produzioni, Th. Angelopoulos Productions, Greek Film Center, Vega Film, ERTI, Canal+, Rai 2, Greek Television ET-1, Schweizerische Radio- und Fernsehgesellschaft, La Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication, Département Fédéral de l’Intérieur, Eurimages.  Story by Theodoros Angelopoulos,…

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Eternity And A Day (1998)

THEODOROS ANGELOPOULOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Original title:  Mia Aioniotita Kai Mia Mera Greece/France/ Germany/Italy, 1998.  Paradis Films, Intermédias, La Sept Cinéma, Canal+, Classic, Istituto Luce, Greek Film Center, Greek Television ET-1, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, ARTE, Cineguild Entertainment Group.  Story by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Screenplay by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petro Markaris.  Cinematography by Giorgos Arvanitis, Andreas Sinanos.  Produced by…

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