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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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Marina Satti to represent Greece at Eurovision 2024

Marina Satti will represent Greece at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in the Swedish city of Malmö in May 2024, state broadcaster ERT announced on Tuesday. The music of the 36-year-old artist is mostly characterized by combining traditional Greek, Arab, Balkan and Anatolian sounds with urban …

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3rd Wine and Art Festival in Athens, Oct 21-22

The 3rd Wine and Art Festival is taking place at the exhibition space of the Athens School of Fine Arts in Athens  October 21-22, 2023. The Festival offers visitors and professionals over 500 wine labels, arts exhibition and various activities with music, Video: Wine: More than 80 boutique wineries from …

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Cinema Fest Day: Tickets at 2 euros nationwide

Cinema Fest Day returns in Greece for a second consecutive year on Thursday, October 26, with a reduced 2-euro admittance. The reduced ticket is effective in all cinemas nationwide for both matinees and evening shows, state-run news agency amna reported. The Cinema Fest Day is organized by film distributors and …

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Grande dame of Greek cinema, Mary Chronopoulou, passes away

The grande dame of the Greek cinema, Mary Chronopoulou, passed away on Friday following an accident in her home. The popular actress was 90 years old. She suffered a serious hematoma when she fell off the stairs in her home in Paiania, East Attica, on October 2. She was hospitalized …

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“Krapopolis”: Diaspora Greeks ask FOX to halt “offensive” TV production

US-based, leading Hellenic heritage service organization, the Order of AHEPA has sent a letter to Fox Entertainment, requesting the network to halt the production of animated TV series “Krapopolis.” Released end September 2023, the series with a vulgar title “Krapopolis,” Crap-city!, is set in mythical Ancient Greece, the series centers …

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Theophano Prize 2023 awarded to UN Antonio Guterres

This year’s Empress Theophano Prize is awarded to the United Nations in the name of António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General. The award is dedicated to the humanitarian role in multilateral leadership that works as a catalyst to address global challenges. The 4th Award of the pan-European Empress Theophano Prize is …

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