The Red Lanterns (1963)

VASILIS GEORGIADIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  Original title:  Ta Kokkina Fanaria Greece, 1963.  Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Alekos Galanos, based on his play.  Cinematography by Nikos Gardelis.  Produced by Vion Papamihalis.  Music by Stavros Xarhakos.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Film Editing by Memas Papadatos.   Deeply affecting look at lost souls in the port town of Piraeus, centering…

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A Matter Of Dignity (1957)

MICHAEL CACOYANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5 Original title:  To Teleftaio Psema Greece, 1957.  Finos Film, Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Mihalis Kakogiannis.  Cinematography by Walter Lassally.  Produced by Anis Nohra.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Yannis Tsarouchis.  Film Editing by Giorgos Tsaoulis.   A young woman (Ellie Lambeti) living the life of a wealthy Athenian socialite is devastated when…

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Dakrya Gia Tin Ilektra (1966)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5.  Greece, 1966.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Nikos Foskolos. Cinematography by Pavlos Filippou.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Petros Lykas.   There’s Greek melodrama to the Nth degree when Zoe Laskari finds out that her mother (who looks about three years older than her) is schtupping their sexy…

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Mia Kyria Sta Bouzoukia (1968)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Greece, 1968.  Finos Film.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis. Cinematography by Nikos Dimopoulos.  Music by Mimis Plessas.  Production Design by Markos Zervas.  Film Editing by Vasilis Syropoulos.   The cheese drips off every shot of this harmless musical comedy fluff, starring Zoe Laskari as a young woman desperate to get away from the insanely conservative control…

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