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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To Pio Labro Asteri (1967)

KOSTAS KARAGIANNIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.5.  Greece, 1967.  Karagiannis-Karatzopoulos.  Screenplay by Lakis Mihailidis.  Cinematography by Dimos Sakelariou.  Music by Giannis Markopoulos.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Film Editing by Andreas Andreadakis. Silly fluff that follows a tired comedy formula, focusing as many Greek comedies do on moral judgments of the country’s class divide. Delightful Aliki Vougiouklaki sells fish at the market…

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Htypokardia Sto Thranio (1963)

ALEKOS SAKELLARIOS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  Turkey/Greece, 1963.  Birsel Film, Finos Film, Th. Damaskinos & V. Michaelides.  Screenplay by Alekos Sakellarios.  Cinematography by Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs.  Produced by Klearhos Konitsiotis.  Music by Manos Hatzidakis.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Costume Design by Maria Savvaidou.  Film Editing by Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs.   Greece’s most delicious export since baklava stars in this comedy about how marriage interrupts high school…

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An Imbecile And A Half (1959)

GIANNIS DALIANIDIS Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.  Original title:  Enas Vlakas Kai Misos Greece, 1959.  Afoi Roussopoulloi.  Screenplay by Giannis Dalianidis, based on the play by Dimitris Psathas.  Cinematography by Dimos Sakelariou.  Produced by Dimos Sakelariou, Kostas Psarras, Dimitrios Sarris.  Music by Takis Morakis.  Production Design by Petros Kapouralis.  Film Editing by Aristeidis Karydis-Fuchs.   Silly Greek comedy about a money-loving miser who returns…

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