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Greece’s war of independence as a setting for a Hollywood love story [VIDEO]

From Zorba the Greek to Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and 300 and from The Guns of the Navarone to Mamma Mia and Alexander, Greece has been the backdrop of a number …

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Leonard Cohen’s Hydra love story on film

The 21st Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is under way and all eyes – and ears – are fixed on the events opening film, Nick Broomfield’s documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, screening on Friday 1st March. The acclaimed filmmaker, known …

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Emma Stone “basically begged” Yorgos Lanthimos for a role in ‘The Favourite’

Emma Stone revealed that Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos “never considered” an American actress for a part in the comedy biopic “The Favourite”. Speaking to Vogue, she revealed that she had …

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Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ gets 10 Oscar nominations, and all three leading ladies get the nod

Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ absurdist period comedy, “The Favourite”, has received 10 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Supporting actresses. Lanthimos was especially pleased with the nominations, …

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Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon start filming ‘The Trip to Greece’

Fans of the The Trip series can rejoice, as reports reveal Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have come together again for a fourth hilarious instalment, this time taking the comedians …

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‘Head On’: The film that helped change Australian culture

When Head On hit screens in 1998, it would go on to change the lives of everyone involved. From author Christos Tsiolkas, whose book Loaded was the basis, to its …

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Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’ takes the BAFTAs by storm

Yorgos Lanthimos newest dark comedy ‘The Favourite’, has once again led the nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, after swiping the Golden Globe Awards. …

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Olivia Colman wins Golden Globe for Best Actress in Lanthimos’ ‘The Favourite’

Olivia Colman has been recognised for her leading role in Yiorgos Lanthimos’ celebrated film The Favourite, taking out the Golden Globe for Best Actress. Colman who played Queen Anne was …

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Gavras awarded Lifetime Honour by European Film Academy

Greek-French film director Costa Gavras was honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the European Film Academy (EFA) at the 31st European Film Awards held in Seville’s Teatro de la …

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Corfu gets best European Film Location Award for 2018

The stunning Ionian island of Corfu (Kerkyra) has won the European Film Location Award 2018, which was organised by the European Film Commissions Network (EUFCN) and Cineuropa. Following the filming …