Michael Kakogiannis’ Films in India

cacoyannis

James P. Mimikos, an international film producer and ELINEPA member, recently arranged two important film retrospectives for the films of the acclaimed Director, Michael Cacoyannis.  The Goa International Film Festival 2010 presented ten films which were introduced to the public by Tatiana Papamoschou, star of Iphigenia. A few months later, Cacoyannis films were presented and warmly …

Theo Angelopoulos honored with International Lifetime Achievement Award in the 11th Mumbai Film Festival

mumbaiff logo

Considered as one of the world’s greatest living directors Greek film-maker Theo Angelopoulos was honored with the international lifetime achievement award in the closing ceremony of the 11th Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) for giving thought-provoking and visually appealing cinema. His distinctive style and work has influenced a number of young filmmakers.. A retrospective of his films was organized to salute the …

Screening of the Movie “APAHARAN”

apaharan

The Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture & Development (ELINEPA), the Greek Film Center and the Indian Embassy in Athens organized the screening of the film «Apaharan» (Abduction) of renowned Indian filmmaker, Prakash Jha. The screening took place in  Trianon cinema (21 Codrington str., Patissia Athens) on June 3 in honor of the Indian director who visited Athens from …

Buddhadeb Dasgupta Receives “Golden Athena” Award

buddha dasgupta

Veteran filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta has been chosen for Greece’s coveted Golden Athena award. It is the grand prize of the Athens International Film Festival (AIFF), where a retrospective of seven of his films will be screened at the Sep 20-30 event. Festival director Orestis Andreadakis wrote to Dasgupta saying: ‘We would truly be honoured if …

Film Show “Mangal Pandey”

mangal pandey1

Celebrating the 60 years of Independence of India and the 150 years of the War of the year 1857 for Independence The Embassy of India in Athens The Hellenic-Indian Society for Culture and Development (EL.IN.E.P.A) and The Ionic Center of Scientific and Cultural Studies  organized the screening of the film MANGAL PANDEY (Hindi Language- English subtitles) Wednesday, June 6, …

HINDI FILMS OF THE 50s IN GREECE: THE LATEST CHAPTER OF A LONG DIALO

Helen Abadzi Most people know that Alexander the Great conquered northwest India in 327 CE.  But very few people know that India conquered the heart of Greece around 1960.   Not even Indians know of this remarkable event.[i]  The invasion started in 1954 and took place on the screens of working-class movie houses.  It was an invasion of spectacular …