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Sport · Television Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... European cinema is the cinema of Europe. ... The Cinema of Albania had its start in the years 1911-1912. ... Cinema of Armenia was born on April 16, 1923, when the Armenian State Committee on Cinema was established by the government decree. ... Austria has produced a number of films in the cinema industry. ... The Cinema of Belgium // History Early history While the invention of the cinématographe by the French Lumière brothers is widely regarded as the birth of cinema, a number of developments in photography preceded the advent of film. ... // Directors Slatan Dudow Rangel Valtchanov Nikola Kovachev Sophia Peer Vulo Radev Dimitar Petkov- Opashkata Na Diavola aka Devils Tail Nikola Korabov Ivan Andonov Ludmil Staikov Metodi Andonov Zornitsa-Sophia Vladimir Yanchev Nikolai Volev Actors and actresses See also List of Bulgarian actors Stoyan Bachvarov Rusi Chanev Georgi Cherkelov Stefan... The cinema of Croatia has suffered in recent years, with quality films being few and far between in comparison to other countries. ... The Czech Republic (both as an independent country and as a part of former Czechoslovakia) was a seedbed for many acclaimed film directors. ... Danish cinema pioneer Peter Elfelt, a photographer, was the first Dane to make a film. ... Cinema in Estonia started in 1908 with the production of a newsreel about Swedish King Gustav IV’s visit to Tallinn. ... Norwegian Anneke von der Lippe as the Faroese Barbara in the 1997 Danish motion picture The Faroe Islands do not have a long history of cinema. ... In Finnish cinema, Aki Kaurismäki is a big name. ... The art of motion-picture making within the nation of France or by French filmmakers abroad is collectively known as French cinema. ... The Cinema in Georgia is one of the best known and recognized cinematography of the world. ... Cinema in Germany can be traced back to the very beginnings of the medium at the end of the 19th Century and German cinema has made major technical and artistic contributions to film. ... Hungary has had a notable cinema industry for some time. ... Iceland has had a notable cinema industry for some time. ... The Irish film industry has grown somewhat in recent years thanks partly to the promotion of the sector by Bord Scannán na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board) and the introduction of heavy tax breaks. ... The history of Italian cinema began just a few months after the Lumière brothers had discovered the medium, when Pope Leo XIII was filmed for a few seconds in the act of blessing the camera. ... Cinema of Lithuania came into existence in the late 1980s with the documentary films by director ArÅ«nas Matelis, and was allowed to develop once Lithuania became independent on September 6, 1991. ... The Luxembourg film industry is quite small, but this is unsurprising given that the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has a population of only about 400,000 people. ... Montenegro has been the site of many domestic films. ... The Dutch film industry has long been renowned for its documentaries. ... Norway has had a notable cinema industry for some time. ... // Directors Józef Arkusz StanisÅ‚aw Bareja Aleksander Ford Wojciech Has Agnieszka Holland Jerzy Hoffman Jerzy Kawalerowicz Krzysztof KieÅ›lowski -- The Three Colors trilogy, The Decalogue Jan Jakub Kolski Kazimierz Kutz Juliusz Machulski Andrzej Munk Marek Piwowski Roman PolaÅ„ski Ladislas Starevich Wladyslaw Starewicz Andrzej Wajda Krzysztof Zanussi Andrzej Zulawski... Portuguese cinema has a long tradition, reaching back to the birth of the medium in the late 19th century. ... The Russian Empire (1896-1917) The first films seen in Russia were via the Lumiere Brothers, in Moscow and St. ... The Cinema of Romania came into being as an affective reality. ... Serbia (both as an independent country and as part a part of former Yugoslavia) has been home to many internationally acclaimed films and directors. ... // Vlado Bahna Stanislav Barabáš Paľo Bielik Eduard Grečner DuÅ¡an Hanák Elo Havetta Juraj Herz Martin Hollý Juraj Jakubisko Ján Kadár Otakar Krivánek Viktor Kubal Leopold Lahola Andrej Lettrich Miroslav Luther Juraj Nvota Stanislav Párnický Peter Solan Martin Å ulík Å tefan Semjan Å tefan... The art of motion-picture making within the nation of Spain or by Spanish filmmakers abroad is collectively known as Spanish Cinema. ... Swedish cinema is one of the most widely-known national cinemas in the world, and certainly the most prominent of Scandinavia. ... Cinema of Switzerland // List of Swiss films Charles-Georges Duvanel Kurt Früh Jean-Luc Godard Claude Goretta Leopold Lindtberg Franz Schnyder Casimir Sivan Alain Tanner Anne-Marie Blanc Zarli Carigiet Heinrich Gretler Max Haufler Emil Hegetschweiler World cinema Swiss Films Swiss Film Directory Categories: | | ... The first film showing in Turkey was held in the Yildiz Palace, Istanbul in 1896. ... Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971). ... Cinema in Ukraine One of the largest film production studios in Ukraine is the Olexandr Dovzhenko Film Studios, located in Kiev, Ukraine. ... The historical country of Yugoslavia had a notable cinema industry of its own. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Greece is often referred to as the cradle of Western culture and ancient Athens was considered its centre. ... Greece has a rich and varied artistic history, spanning some 4000 years and beginning in the Minoan prehistorical civilization, giving birth to Western classical art in the ancient period (and developing this during the Hellenistic Period), to taking in the influences of the East and the new religion of Christianity... Greek cuisine is the cuisine of Greece and of the Greeks. ... Greek dance is a very old and common tradition from the ancient land of Greece. ... Greece is often referred to as the cradle of Western culture and ancient Athens was considered its centre. ... // Main article: Ancient Greek literature Ancient Greek literature refers to literature written in Ancient Greek from the oldest surviving written works in the Greek language until the 4th century and the rise of the Byzantine Empire. ... History (Timeline and Samples) Genres: Classical music -Folk - Hip hop - Jazz - Rock Regional styles Aegean Islands - Arcadia - Argos - Athens - Crete - Cyclades - Dodecanese Islands - Epirus - Ionian Islands - Lesbos - Macedonia - Peloponnesos - Thessaloniki - Thessaly - Thrace - Cyprus The musical legacy of Greece is as diverse as its history. ... Greek philosophy focused on the role of reason and inquiry. ...

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Kalash The Greek-Calabrian dialect or Greek-Bovesian is the version of Italian Greek used in Calabria, as opposed to the other Italian-Greek idiom spoken in the Grecìa Salentina. ... Cappadocian, also known as Cappadocian Greek or Asia Minor Greek, is a dialect of the Greek language, formerly spoken in Cappadocia (Central Turkey). ... Cretan Greek (Cretan dialect, Greek: Κρητική διάλεκτος or Kritika Κρητικά) is a dialect of the Greek language, spoken by more than half a million people in Crete and several thousands in the diaspora. ... The Cypriot dialect of Greek (Cypriot Greek or Kypriaka) is spoken by more than half a million people in Cyprus and several hundred thousands abroad. ... Griko, sometimes spelled Grico, is a Modern Greek dialect which is spoken by people in the Magna Graecia region in southern Italy and Sicily, and it is otherwise known as the Grecanic language. ... Pontic Greek is a form of the Greek language originally spoken on the shores of the Black Sea, the Pontus, today mainly in Greece. ... Tsakonian (also Tsakonic) (Standard Greek Τσακωνική Διάλεκτος — Tsakonic language — is a dialect of, or language closely related to, Standard Modern Greek, spoken in the Tsakonian region of the Peloponnese, Greece. ... Yevanic, otherwise known as Yevanika, Romaniote and Judeo-Greek, was the language of the Romaniotes, the group of Greek Jews whose existence in Greece is documented since the 4th century BCE. Its linguistic lineage stems from Attic Greek and the Hellenistic Koine (Κοινή Ελ&#955... Megleno-Romanian (known as VlăheÅŸte by speakers and Moglenitic, Meglenitic or Megleno-Romanian by linguists) is a Romance language, similar to Aromanian, and Romanian spoken in the Moglená region of Greece, in a few villages in the Republic of Macedonia and also in a few villages in Romania. ... Aromanian (also known as Macedo-Romanian, Arumanian or Vlach in most other countries; in Aromanian: limba aromână, limba armânească, armâneashti or armãneshce) is an Eastern Romance language spoken in Southeastern Europe. ... Arvanitika or Arvanitic (Greek: Αρβανίτικα; native name: Arbëríshte, spelled in the Greek-based Arvanitic alphabet) is the variety of Albanian traditionally spoken by the Arvanites, a population group in Greece. ... Slavic (Greek: Σλάβικα Slávika, reported self-identifying names: makedonski, bugarski, balgarski [1]) is the term sometimes used to designate the dialects spoken by the Slavophone (i. ... Turkish (, ) is a Turkic language, and thus a member of the proposed Altaic language family. ... Urum is a Turkic language spoken by several thousand people who inhabit a few villages in the Southeastern Ukraine and in Georgia. ... The Kalasha language is classified as a Dardic language in the Chitral Group. ...

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In the spring of 1897, the Greeks of Athens had the opportunity and privilege to watch the first cinematic attempts (short movies in 'journal'). The projection of an animated movie resulted in excited reactions and the new-seen spectacle became a usual matter of discussion. 1906 was the birth year of the Greek Cinema when brothers John and Miltiades Manakia started recording in Macedonia, and the French filmmaker Leons produced the first 'Newscast' from the midi-Olympic games of Athens (the unofficial Olympic games of 1906). 1897 (MDCCCXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα - Athína) is the largest city and capital of Greece, located in the Attica periphery of central Greece. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ...

The first theatre of Athens opened about a year later and other special 'projection rooms' begun their activity and gathered a large mass of excited viewers. 1910-11 were the years of the first comic short movies produced by director Spiros Dimitrakopoulos, who also starred in most of his movies. In 1914 the Asty Film company was founded and the production of long films begun. Golfo (Γκόλφω), a well known traditional love story, is the first Greek long movie. 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

During the First World War, production was limited to documentaries and newscasts only. Directors like George Prokopiou and Dimitris Gaziadis are distinguished for filming scenes from the war lines and the Burning of Smyrna (1922). Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ... Agora of Smyrna Smyrna (Greek: Σμύρνη) is an ancient city (today İzmir in Turkey) that was founded at a very early period at a central and strategic point on the Aegean coast of Anatolia. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ...

The first grand commercial success came in 1920 with "Villar in the women's baths of Faliro" (Ο Βιλλάρ στα γυναικεία λουτρά του Φαλήρου), written and directed by and starring comedian Villar (Nikolaos Sfakianakis). 1927 was the end of the 'primitive' Greek cinema and the beginning of a serious organization. Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

During 1928- 1931 the company Dag-Film sees its more productive days, although being around since 1918. The company mainly produced historical movies, usually adaptations of novels. Most distinct are Δάφνις και Χλόη (1931 directed by Orestes Laskos), Έρως και κύματα (1928 directed by D. Gaziadis). Δάφνις και Χλόη contained the first nude scene in the history of European cinema. Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 1932 the first speaking movie is made by Olympic film, Αγαπητικός της Βοσκοπούλας, directed by D. Tsakiris. Οι Απάχηδες των Αθηνών is one of the most famous early movies, the sound of which is played by a gramophone behind the screen. Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ...

Philopemen Finos appeared actively in the production, and was a co-founder of Greek Cinematic Studios (1939). During WWII, Finos founded Finos Films (1942), a company that sealed the fate of commercial Greek cinema. During 1940-41, the most prominent films were: Voice of Heart (Η φωνή της καρδιάς) (1943, directed by D. Ioannopoulos) and Applause (Χειροκροτήματα) (1944, directed by G. Tzavelas). In 1944 Katina Paxinou was honoured with the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for For Whom the Bell Tolls. Filopimin Finos succeeded in giving birth and nurturing modern Greek cinema, during hard times. ... Finos Films was a film company that dominated the Greek film industry in the 1950s and 1960s. ... Katina Paxinou (17 December 1900 - 22 February 1973) was an Academy Award-winning Greek film and theatre actress. ... Best Supporting Actor or Best Supporting Actress is an accolade given by a group of film or theatre professionals in recognition of the work of supporting and character actors. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... For the Bee Gees song, see For Whom The Bell Tolls (Bee Gees song). ...

Golden Age

1950's was a period of augmentation of interest and production for vernacular films which are mirrors of modern life. New directors and actors appear who eventually were recognized as historical figures like Alekos Sakelarios, Nikos Tsiforos, Ellie Lambeti, Dinos Iliopoulos, Irene Papas, etc. More than 60 films per year are out. The largest part of them were melodramas and commercial spy adventures. Notable films were Η κάλπικη λύρα (1955 directed by G. Tzavelas), Πικρό Ψωμί (1951 directed by G. Grigoriou), Δράκος (1956 directed by N. Koundouros), Stella (1955, directed by M. Cacoyannis and written by I. Kampanellis). Finos Film marked also this period with movies such as Λατέρνα, Φτώχεια και Φιλότιμο, Η Θεία από το Σικάγο, Το ξύλο βγήκε από τον Παράδεισο, etc. Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Irene Papas (Greek Ειρήνη Παππά, born September 3, 1926 in Corinth) is a Greek-born actress who has starred in over seventy films in a career spanning more than fifty years. ... Stella was a Greek film featuring Melina Mercouri. ... Michael Cacoyannis (born June 11, 1922 in Limassol, Cyprus, under the name Mikhalis Kakogiannis) is a filmmaker. ...


In 1999, TV series writers Michael Reppas and Thanassis Papathanasiou, cooperating with famous actors, made the sex taboo comedy Safe Sex. It was proved to be the most successful movie of the later years, and signaled the return of the Golden Age of Greek cinema. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... Safe sex (also called safer sex or protected sex) is a set of practices that are designed to reduce the risk of infection during sexual intercourse to avoid developing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). ...

In 2001 the writers returned with To klama vgike apo ton paradeiso (a pun of the title To xylo vgike apo ton paradeiso), which is a parody of the old Finos Films movies, satirizing their clichés and the elements that made them distinct. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In 2003 another big-budget Greek film named Politiki kouzina (A Touch of Spice in English), by director Tassos Boulmetis, was the success of the year at the Greek box office, one of the few Greek films that made over 12 million euros. 2004 was a good year to for Greek films with Nyfes gathering more than a million spectators, and over 7 million in box office. 2006 was also a very good year for Greek films, especially for the film,Λούφα και Παραλαγή: Σειρήνες στο Αιγαίο/Loafing and Camouflage: Sirens in the Aegean, that gathered more than 700.000 spectators and about over 5 million € in Box Office. There were more successful Greek films in the late period, such as Loukoumades me Meli and H Chorodia toy Charitonos both made over 100.000 Admissions. 2006 was a generally a good year for the greek cinema with the comedy Films "Straight Story" and "5 Lepta akoma" marking the years Box Office also another Greek movie Uranya was notable and quiet succesfull in homeland. 2007 is also good as the year before with Movies as "Mia melissa to Augousto" and "Alter Ego" beeing the greek hit-films of the year till now. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Touch of Spice is a Greek movie released in 2003 directed by Tassos Boulmetis and starring Georges Corraface. ... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nyfes is a 2004 greek film. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Notable Greek Movies in the New Era.

1999 Safe Sex Michalis Reppas - Thanassis Papathanasiou 2000 Risoto Olga Malea 2001 To klama vgike apo ton paradeiso Michalis Reppas - Thanassis Papathanasiou 2002 Dekapentaugoustos Konstantinos Giannaris 2003 Politiki Kouzina Tassos Boulmetis 2004 Nyfes Pantelis Voulgaris 2004 Hardcore Denis Iliadis 2005 Loufa kai paralagh: Seirines sto Agaio Nikos Perakis 2005 Loukoumades me Meli Olga Malea 2005 H chorodia tou Charitona Grigoris Karantinakis 2006 5 Lepta akoma Giannis Xanthopoulos 2006 Straight Story Efi Mouriki 2006 Uranya Kostas Kapakas 2007 Mia Melissa to Augousto Thodoris Atheridis 2007 Alter Ego Nikos Dimitropoulos

Filming and Distribution companies and Studios

  • Finos Films (operates own Studios)
  • Karagiannis Karatzopoulos
  • Village Films Hellas (Greek branch of Village Roadschow)
  • Cinegram
  • Odeon Hellas
  • Stefi
  • CL productions
  • Audiovisual (Biggest Distributor)
  • Karamanos Studios (Biggest Studios in Greece)

Finos Films was a film company that dominated the Greek film industry in the 1950s and 1960s. ...

Renowned figures


Photo of Angelopoulos Theodoros Angelopoulos (Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος in Greek) (born April 27, 1936) is a noted Greek film director. ... Michael Cacoyannis (born June 11, 1922 in Limassol, Cyprus, under the name Mikhalis Kakogiannis) is a filmmaker. ... Nikos Koundouros (Greek: Νίκος Κούνδουρος), is a Greek film director. ... Constantinos Gavras (born February 12, 1933, Loutra-Iraias, Greece), better known as Costa-Gavras, is a Greek-French filmmaker best known for films with overt political themes. ... Nikos Nikolaidis (Greek: Νίκος Νικολαΐδης) is a Greek director and a writer. ... George Tzavellas, also rendered Giorgos Tzavellas, Yiorgos Tzavellas, or Yorgos Javellas (Greek: Γιώργος Τζαβέλλας, 1916-1976), was a Greek film director, screenwriter, and playwright, considered a key figure in Greek cinema after WWII.[1] ^ George Tzavellas. ... Nikos Perakis is a Greek writer director (born 11 September 1944,in Alexandria, Egypt). ...


Manos Katrakis (August 14, 1909 in Kastelli Kissamou - September 2, 1984) was a Greek theatrical player He was the smallest of the five children of Charalambos Katrakis and Irini Katraki. ... Melina Mercouri (Μελίνα Μερκούρη, born Maria Amalia Mercouri) (Athens, Greece, October 18, 1920 – New York City, March 6, 1994) was a famous Greek actress, singer, and political activist. ... Irene Papas (Greek Ειρήνη Παππά, born September 3, 1926 in Corinth) is a Greek-born actress who has starred in over seventy films in a career spanning more than fifty years. ... Stratos Tzortzoglou (Greek: Στράτος Τζώρτζογλου) born 1965 in Athens is a Greek actor. ... Nikos Kourkoulos as Dimitris Venieris in Ena gelasto apogevma Nikos Kourkoulos (Greek: Νίκος Κούρκουλος) born December 5, 1934 in Athens is a highly respected Greek actor, one of the most recognizable faces in Greek cinema. ... Kostas Voutsas, born in 1931 is a famous Greek comic actor and singer. ... Dionyssis Papogiannopoulos (Greek: Διονύσης Παπαγιαννόπουλος, 1912 - April 13, 1984 was a Greek actor He was born in Diakopto in the northeastern part of the Achaea prefecture in 1912. ... Thanassis Veggos, also known as Thanassis Vengos, (born 1927)) is a Greek actor. ... Rena Vlahopoulou (Ρένα Βλαχοπούλου) (1923 - July 29, 2004) was a famous Greek actress and singer. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Aliki Vougiouklaki (Greek: Αλίκη Βουγιουκλάκη, born Maroussi, Athens, Greece July 20, 1934 and died on July 23, 1996 of pancreatic cancer in Athens) was a Greek movie star and a singer who appeared in 42 mostly musical movies. ... Dimitris Horn in the movie We have only one life. Dimitris Horn - Δημήτρης Χορν (1921-1998) was a Greek theatrical and cimatographic performer. ... Dimitris Papamichael (b. ... European actor Georges Corraface has an international career in film and television, after many years in French theater - notably as a member of the famed Peter Brook Company. ... Zoe Laskari on the cover of the album featuring music from her hit movie Koritsia ya filima Zoe Laskari (Greek: Ζωή Λάσκαρη, born 1942) is a Greek actress, one of the most famous film and theatre of Greece. ... Stathis Psaltis (Greek: Στάθης Ψάλτης) born in Velo, Korinthia is a Greek cinema, TV and theatre comedian. ... Panos Mihalopoulos in the 1981 comedy Garsoniera gia deka Panos Mihalopoulos (Greek: Πάνος Μιχαλόπουλος) born January 15, 1949 in Kalamata is a very popular Greek actor, who has appeared during the last three decades in many successful movies and television series. ... Lakis Lazopoulos (Greek: Λάκης Λαζόπουλος) is a Greek writer, actor and songwriter with a career that started when he first wrote texts for theater back in 1979[1]. His birth name is Apostolos Lazopoulos (Greek: Απόστολος Λαζόπουλος), Lakis being a diminutive. ...

Directors of Photography

Giorgos (or Yorgos) Arvanitis is a Greek Director of Photography. ...


  • Dimitris Koliodimos, The Greek filmography, 1914 through 1996, Jefferson, N.C. [u.a.] : McFarland, 1999, 773p.
  • Journal of Modern Greek Studies 18.1, May 2000, Special Issue: Greek Film

See also

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The glorious history of Greece is reflected in the ruins and monuments that lie scattered all over the country.
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Greece is a constitutional republic and multiparty parliamentary democracy in which citizens choose their representatives in free and fair elections.
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