Griechischer Film, Theater, Schauspieler, Regisseure
Raised in Germany and knowing German and Greek culture there are similar films and comedians in Germany and Greece in the Fifties and Sixties. The old black and white films actually were more theatrical comedies. Who could afford Hollywood like productions with monumental films?
Many films are based on the work of Nikos Tsiforos (1909 – 1970) satiric writer
Vasilis Argyropoulos (Βασίλης Αργυρόπουλος)(1894 – 1953)
Georgia Vasileiadou (Georgia Athanassiou) (Γεωργία Βασιλειάδου) (1897 – 12.2.1980 Athens) A great actress. A interesting film the “ Beauty woman of Athens (Oraia ton Athninon)” which was already as a title funny enough.
In Greek: Η θεία απ΄ το Σικάγο
Nikos Stavridis (Νίκος Σταυρίδης)(1910 Samos/Greece – 14.12.1987 Samos)
Vasilis (or Vassilis) Logothetidis (Βασίλης Λογοθετίδης) (1897 Myriofito Thrace - 22.2.1960) Kalpiki Lira (Ta Nea in Greek)
Dionysis Papayianopoulos (Διονύσης Παπαγιαννόπουλος )(1912 Diakofto/Greece – 13.4.1984 Athens) A popular actor known from his comedy films, although he was an actor playing works of Shakespeare . Stella
Nikos Rizos (1924 Arta – 20.4.1999)
Thanassis Vengos (Θανάσης Βέγγος) (1927 Neo Faliro) a popular comedian. Typical is that he runs up and down during the entire film. He played also Dicaeopolis in Aristophanes Acharnians and also in Films such as Never on Sunday and Ulysses’ Gaze , Typical his words "My good people", Kaloi mou anthropoi
Kostas Voutsas ( Κώστας Βουτσάς) (31.12. 1931 Athens), O Katiforos (1961).
Kostas Hatzichristos (Κώστας Χατζηχρήστος) (1921 - 3.10.2001)
FINOS FILMS: Philopimin Finos (Φιλοποίμην Φίνος) (or "Fifi" according to Aliki Vougiouklaki) (1908 Kato Tithorea/Lokrida - 27.1.1977) . He produced many films after World War II until around 1970, a golden age for Greek films, comedies, musicals, dramas etc. Then with the spread of Greek television the number of cinema visitors dropped continuously.
Κατάλογος ελληνικών ταινιών 1930-1950, 1951 - 1960, 1961-1970, 1971-1980, 1981-1990, 1991-2000, 2001-
Greek Film Industry Survey (List of Greek Films in Greek)
Dimitris Rondiris (or Rontiris) (Δημήτρης Ροντήρης) (1899-1981) student of Max Reinhardt, artistic Director National Theater , 11.9.1938 Sophocles' Electra with Katina Paxinou and Eleni Papadaki as Clytemnestra played in Epidaurus after the theater there was found in 1881 by a Greek archaeologist. (Ta Nea in Greek)
Alekos Sakellarios (Αλέκος Σακελλάριος) (7.11.1913- 28.8.1991)
Greek Theater (French)
Yorgos (or Giorgos) Arvanitis (1941 Dilofo /Greece) Venice FF 'Golden Osella'  & Flanders IFF 'Joseph Plateau Award'  for 'Australia'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom  for 'To vlemma tou Odyssea'; Namur IFF  for 'Faraw!'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom [1998; shared] for 'Mia aiwniothta kai mia mera'
Cork FF Award  for 'Spud'; ASC Award nom  for 'Wild Palms' [ep 'The Floating World, Part 2']; ASC Award nom  for 'White Dwarf'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom  & Avignon FF 'Prix Vision'  for '27 Missing Kisses'; Camerimage 'Golden Frog' nom  for 'The Million Dollar Hotel'. , Walk the Line
Harry Klynn My comment about Klynn: “UKAKABUMBUMKI KABAKUMKIRIKAKA AUKIKI AUKIKI BAKALAKAUKAKA!” (Read as German text)
Five Contemporary Greek Films Considered A critical report
Greek Films and Films About Greece A personal list from Matt Barrett
http://www.helleniccomserve.com/greekcinema.html Representations of the Feminine in the Greek Crossover Films of Michael Cacoyannis and Jules Dassin
http://www.cinephilia.gr/greek.html (A Greek Website)
http://www.dramafilmfestival.gr/en/index.html Short Film Festival in Drama
Film Music Composer
Mikis Theodorakis (29.7.1925 Chios), Z, Zorbas the Greek and many more other films
Nikos Mamangakis (3.3.1929 Rethymno/Crete)
Vangelis Odysseas Papathanassiou (29.3.1943 Agria/Magnesia), Oscar (Chariots of Fire -1981)
Basil Poledouris (1945 Kansas/Missouri) Music Film Composer, Conan the Barbarian, Conan the Destroyer, The Hunt for Red October (1990) , Celtic Pride (1996), Les Miserables (1998), For Love of the Game(1999), Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
Eleni Karaindrou (Ελένη Καραϊνδρου)
Mighty Aphrodites: Greek Women in the 20th Century and Beyond With some information and the film trailers of The Price of Love, Vassiliki, Female Company
Actors born in Greece
Yvonne Sanson (23.07.1926 Thessaloniki - 23.07-2003 Bologna Italy)
Amavia Daniela (4.3.1966 Athens) a Chanel and Dior model
Some video trailers are available for example mms://www.gfc.gr/105.wmv (copy paste this link to the Explorer adress and press enter).. Could be off-line!
Greek Cinema Periods a) until 1945 b) until 1967 c) until today
I was lucky to be a witness of Mobile Cinemas: Since there were no permanent cinema theaters outside cities like Athens or Thessaloniki the mobile cinemas used to cruise through smaller towns and settlements in Greece. In restaurants or at open spaces maybe once in a month a film was shown.
Karaghiozis or Karagiozis Shadow Theater
Karagkiozis and his family with Barba-Giorgos from Roumeli
Omorfonios (the pretty boy) left, Karagkiozis, right Dionysius from Zakynthos (Zante)
Karagkiozis with Kolokotronis
Alexander the Great with the serpent and Karagkiozis
, http://www.karagkiozis.com/flash.htm (A flash introduction) , more info see http://www.karagkiozis.com
Giannis (or Yiannis) Soldatos, Istoria tou Ellinikou Kinimatografou Aigokeros publications (six-volume History of Greek Cinema )
Fountoulakis K, Kogiopoulos K, Nimatoudis I, Iacovides A, Nikolaou T, Ierodiakonou C., The concept of mental disorder in Greek cinema., Acta Psychiatr Scand. 1998 Oct; 98(4):336-40.
Information for Actors
Films in Greece
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire