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Athens Epidaurus Festival 2024 starts June 1; program in ENG

The 2024 Athens Epidaurus Festival opens on June 1, with 93 productions over 85 days and the participation of 2,500 performers and creators from around the world, including a diverse program with outstanding global performers and new creators as well. Events will include dance performances, concert, performances, screenings, discussions, educational …

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Police bans ultra-conservatives’ film protest rally in Thessaloniki

Police in Thessaloniki has banned public gatherings on Tuesday amid concerns about a rally organized by ultra-conservatives to protest “Aδέσποτα Σώματα” – Stray Bodies – a documentary to be screening tonight in Thessaloniki. “Αδέσποτα Σώματα” – “Stray Bodies”  in English – is a documentary by Elina Psykou that explores the …

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Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” wins four Oscars at the 96th Academy Awards

“Poor Things”, the dark comedy film by Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, won 4 Oscar at the ceremony of the 96th Academy Awards on Sunday. Along with protagonist Emma Stone who won the award of Best Actress the film also won the Oscars for Makeup and Hairstyling, Production Design, and Costume …

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57 Nails: Installation dedicated to Tempi victims by G. Koftis

With a highly symbolic inspiration, artist Giorgos Koftis set up an installation he named called “57 NAILS”. It is dedicated to the 57 people killed and the dozens of injured at the fatal train collision at Tempi, central Greece, on February 28, 2023. The installation is located 500 meters south …

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Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” picks up 11 Oscar nominations

The film “Poor Things” by Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos has been nominated for best picture at this year’s Academy Awards and is to compete with “Oppenheimer,” “Barbie”, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “The Holdovers,” “Maestro” and “American Fiction” in the 96th Oscars Awards. Lanthimos’ film, an Irish/British/US production starring Emma …

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Lanthimos’ ‘Poor Things’ wins Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture

Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things,” an off-key Victorian-era riff on “Frankenstein,” pulled off an upset victory over “Barbie” to triumph in the best comedy or musical category at the 81st Golden Globes. Poor Things is taking home the award for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy! ✨Congratulations! #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/PJ0mYEOtaB — Golden Globe Awards …

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“Break the Pomegranate” event in Kypseli, Athens, Dec 29-31

A three-day festive event called “Break the Pomegranate”, organized by the City of Athens, will be held at the Kipseli Municipal Market cultural space on December 29-31, 2023. Organized by the ‘Booktopia’ team, the event includes interactive happenings, book stalls, children’s activities, DJ sets, gifts for attendees and plenty of …

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Vassilis Vassilikos: Internationally acclaimed Greek author passes away

Internationally acclaimed and widely translated Greek author Vassilis Vassilikos, a former MP and Ambassador of Greece to UNESCO, passed away at the age of 89 it was announced on Thursday. Vassilikos was one of Greece’s most prolific writers, who published more than 100 works of literature, including novels, plays and …

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Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in downtown Athens (video)

With 24,000 lights the impressive Christmas Tree of the City of Athens was illuminated at Syntagma square in opposite the Parliament early Thursday evening, November 23, 2023. Video:   The lighting ceremony was inaugurated by outgoing Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyiannis in front of hundreds of Athenians and tourists. The 17-metre-tall …

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Cavafy Archive opens in downtown Athens

Famous Greek poet Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933) has a “new house” in downtown Athens where the public and researchers can visit a big collection of his works and personal items. Founded by the Onassis Foundation, the precious jewel in Plaka, the Cavafy Archive, opens its gates to visitors on Wednesday, November …

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Tilda Swinton in Athens performance “Embodying Pasolini”

Oscar-winning British actress Tilda Swinton and fashion curator Olivier Saillard will for the first time present the results of one of their collaborations at the Onassis Foundation’s Stegi in Athens. Τhe ritualistic performance titled “Embodying Pasolini” features the costumes and props used in the films of the unforgettable director, Pier …

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Spyros Fokas: The actor who bewitched international audience dies at 86

Actor Spyros Fokas died at the age of 86 on Friday. He was one of the few Greek actors to have an international career and played in many notable foreign films, such as “Rocco and his Brothers” or the Hollywood blockbusters “The Jewel of the Nile”(1985) and “Rambo III” (1988), …

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Police dismantles gang for selling forged art works for millions of euros

Police on the island of Crete has arrested five people for attempting to sell a forged paining for 12 million euros. The five are facing charges for selling bogus art works attributed to famous artist like Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and others. Τhe bogus art works painted …

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Maria Callas Museum inaugurated in Athens

The Marcia Callas Museum was inaugurated in Athens on Wednesday, just a few weeks before the 100th birthday of the great Greek soprano. The idea of the museum was conceived 24 years ago. The collection was brought together through through auction purchases, donations from private collections and negotiations for display …

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