Karl Knobloch | Thursday February 8th, 2018
Some of them we have already premiered in Greek or international festivals abroad. Others we expect to see in a few months’ time (or in the years to come if the situation with the Greek Film Center continues to be the same). Here are some of the Greek films we hope to see in 2018:
1968 (Tassos Boulmetis)
Greek basketball team AEK -founded in 1924 from refugees from Constantinople- manages to beat SLAVIA of Prague and be the first greek team to win the European Cup. Director Tassos Boulmetis returns to the big screen with an all star cast and a film that uses archive footage to tell the story of this athletic triumph. Watch the TRAILER
Pity (Babis Makridis)
Babis Makridis is teaming again with Efthimis Filippou (co-screenwriter of Yorgos Lanthimos). The film tells the story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy, a man addicted to sadness, who has such need for pity, he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him. Makis Papadimitriou, Yannis Drakopoulos and Evi Saoulidou star. The film will premiere at Sundance Film Festival.
Watch the TRAILER
Love me not (Alexandros Avranas)
We saw it recently at Thessaloniki Film Festival, where it received mixed reviews. The new film by Alexandros Avranas talks about a wealthy couple that invites to its luxurious villa a young immigrant to be the surrogate mother to their child. A while after the girl arrives to the house, the husband gets a call, through which he learns that his wife found tragic death in a car accident.
Watch the CLIP
Too Much Info Clouding Over My Head (Vasilis Christofilakis)
The life of an overanxious young director searching for success is further complicated when he is forced to raise money for a movie screenplay he detests. The film by Vasilis Christofilakis was well-received at the Thessaloniki Film Festival where it received three awards and will be out in greek cinemas in 2018.
Watch the TEASER
Do it yourself (Dimitris Tsilifonis)
The new film by Dimitris Tsilifonis is a fast paced, interesting adventure movie. A small-time crook, Alkis, agrees to star in a video which will be used to restore the public image of a corrupted businessman. When Alkis realizes that his accomplices are going to kill him, he only has a few hours to escape from the porn studio in which he is imprisoned. We will see it in Greece in March 2018.
Watch the TRAILER
The Miracle of Sargasso Sea (Syllas Tzoumerkas)
The new film by Syllas Tzoumerkas (“A Blast”) is on of the 100 most anticipated films of 2016 by ioncinema. The script is again written by Youla Boudali and Syllas Joumerkas and the film is in development. In “The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea” two women – a murder suspect and a law enforcer – discover a striking similarity between them: in a senseless, bland world, neither wants to abide by the law.
This article was first released on 10/01/2018 by cinepivates.gr, a wonderful blog about Greek and international cinema. We gladfully appreciate the authorization for this reprint.