Wednesday, October 24, 2012

World Cinema Guide: Greece (25 Greatest Films 1929-2005)


When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’.

In the alphabetical table of contents at the right you will also find similar lists for many countries: World Cinema Guide China, World Cinema Guide France, World Cinema Guide Germany etc

Note that within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.


1951 Bitter Bread (Grigoris Grigoriou)
1952 Black Earth (Stelios Tatassopulou)
1954 Windfall in Athens* (Michael Cacoyannis)
1955 Stella (Michael Cacoyannis)
1956 The Ogre of Athens* (Nikos Koundouros)
1960 Never on Sunday* (Jules Dassin)
1961 Antigone (Yorgos Javellas)
1961 Electra* (Michael Cacoyannis)
1962 Phaedra (Jules Dassin)
1963 The Red Lanterns (Vassilis Georgiadis)
1963 Young Aphrodites (Nikos Koundouros)
1964 Blood on the Land (Vassilis Georgiadis)
1964 Zorba the Greek* (Michael Cacoyannis)
1972 Days of 36 (Theo Angelopoulos)
1975 The Travelling Players* (Theo Angelopoulos)
1977 Iphigenia (Michael Cacoyannis)
1983 Rembetiko (Costas Ferris)
1983 Sweet Bunch (Nikos Nikolaides)
1986 The Beekeeper (Theo Angelopoulos)
1988 Landscape in the Mist* (Theo Angelopoulos)
1995 Ulysses' Gaze* (Theo Angelopoulos)
1998 Eternity and a Day* (Theo Angelopoulos)
2002 The King (Nikos Grammatikos)
2003 A Touch of Spice* (Tassos Boulmetis)
2004 Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow* (Theo Angelopoulos)

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