Greek Cinema History & more……
Do you lean more towards watching a good film or a good movie?
Whatever your preference is, watching a good movie at a movie theatre or watching a good film during a Film Festival is well worth it. I love old films not to say I don’t take in a good movie now and then. I was raised watching good quality Greek films and grew to love films of many cultures.
BACK IN TIME
The only form of entertainment in Greece at the time was good old films as they were slowly regaining their freedom from war. It was a way of escaping from the hardships of life. Most films were comedies, incorporating famous musicians and singers which helped in the development of their careers.
It is believed that Greek cinema first appeared in 1897 and became more popular over the years. The Greek film industry has succeeded
internationally since the early 1900s despite all the stumbling blocks throughout the war and political instability.
Filmmaking flourished in the 1950s and 60s (known as the “Golden Age”) after the end of the Greek Civil War. There is an array of popular old films and I will give you a glimpse of a few as there are too many to mention. “Golfo” (a love story) was the first longest Greek silent film that was filmed in 1914 and directed by Kostadinos Bachatoris, written by Spiridon Peresiadis in 1894.
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