Greece - Best International Feature Film

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Greek submissions for the Oscars for Best International Feature Film

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2. Electra (I) (1962)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Living in exile after the death of their father, the grown children of a murdered and usurped king converge to exact eye-for-an-eye revenge.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Giannis Fertis, Aleka Katselli, Theano Ioannidou

Votes: 1,235

Nominated

3. The Red Lanterns (1963)

132 min | Drama, Romance

The inextricably intertwined stories of five women who work as prostitutes just before the ban on brothels in Troumba.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis | Stars: Jenny Karezi, Giorgos Foundas, Dimitris Papamichael, Manos Katrakis

Votes: 1,545

Nominated

4. Treason (1964)

96 min | Drama, War

A Nazi officer arrives in occupied Athens in 1941 and falls in love with a Jewish girl, unaware of her true identity.

Director: Kostas Manoussakis | Stars: Petros Fyssoun, Manos Katrakis, Dimitris Myrat, Elli Fotiou

Votes: 64

5. Blood on the Land (1965)

130 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

In Greece, in the early part of the 20th century, two brothers from a wealthy landowning family have opposite views on how the poor workers who work on their land should be treated.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis | Stars: Nikos Kourkoulos, Mairi Hronopoulou, Giannis Voglis, Faidon Georgitsis

Votes: 755

Nominated

6. Love Cycles (1966)

87 min | Drama

A model (Elena Nathanail) is on vacation with her sailor husband (Thodoros Roumpanis), and she falls in love with an employee (Spyros Fokas) who works in the hotel where they are staying. ... See full summary »

Director: George Skalenakis | Stars: Elena Nathanail, Spyros Fokas, Thodoros Roubanis, Despo Diamantidou

Votes: 70

8. Girls in the Sun (1968)

80 min | Drama, Romance

A shepherd falls in love with an English tourist in Greece.

Director: Vasilis Georgiadis | Stars: Giannis Voglis, Anne Lonnberg, Kostas Bakas, Miranta Myrat

Votes: 464

9. The Travelling Players (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

Greece, 1939-1952: Fascist, Nazi, and Communist conflict, as seen through the eyes of a family of travelling provincial players.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Aliki Georgouli, Kiriakos Katrivanos

Votes: 3,279

10. Iphigenia (1977)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

To appease offended gods before going to war, a commander must sacrifice his favorite daughter to them but does so under the pretext of marrying her off.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Irene Papas, Kostas Kazakos, Kostas Karras, Tatiana Papamoschou

Votes: 1,501

Nominated

11. The Man with the Carnation (1980)

125 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Nikos Belogiannis member of the communist party and officer of Ellas that has come back to Greece only to get arrested, tried for espionage on behalf of Russia and executed. A ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Tzimas | Stars: Alekos Alexandrakis, Angelos Antonopoulos, Kostas Kazakos, Vangelis Kazan

Votes: 450

12. Angel (1982)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

A young gay man in Athens, Angelo, keeps his sexual identity a secret from his family. He falls hard for a rough sailor, Mikhalis, and moves in with him. Mikhalis convinces Angelo to dress ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgos Katakouzinos | Stars: Michalis Maniatis, Dionysis Xanthos, Katerina Helmy, Vasilis Tsaglos

Votes: 309

13. Theophilos (1987)

115 min | Biography, Drama

The life and death of Theophilos, the major folk painter of modern Greek art.

Director: Lakis Papastathis | Stars: Dimitris Katalifos, Stamatis Fasoulis, Dimitris Kaberidis, Irini Hatzikonstadi

Votes: 66

14. In the Shadow of Fear (1988)

92 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

A music composer tries to deposit money in his bank one morning, and is accused of counterfeiting. Harassed by the police, the gang of counterfeiters and a stranger, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Giorgos Karypidis | Stars: Giorgos Konstas, Makis Arvanitakis, Tasos Goudelis, Maria Kanellopoulou

Votes: 23

15. Landscape in the Mist (1988)

TV-MA | 127 min | Drama

Two children journey the long road to Germany to find the man they believe to be their father.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Michalis Zeke, Tania Palaiologou, Stratos Tzortzoglou, Eva Kotamanidou

Votes: 6,665

16. Love Under the Date-Tree (1990)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

Panagiotis (Argyris Bakirtzis) and Giannis (Lazaros Andreou) are two good friends but also rivals in love. The first is a merchant and the second a violinist; one is tall and slim and the ... See full summary »

Director: Stavros Tsiolis | Stars: Argyris Bakirtzis, Lazaros Andreou, Dora Masklavanou, Vina Asiki

Votes: 120

17. Ulysses' Gaze (1995)

Unrated | 176 min | Drama, War

An exiled filmmaker finally returns to his home country where former mysteries and afflictions of his early life come back to haunt him once more.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 5,988 | Gross: $0.04M

18. Slaughter of the Cock (1996)

155 min | Drama

Longing for a better life Evagoras and Onisilios, decide to emigrate to the Persian Gulf to earn enough money to start their own business. When they return home, the pair open a night club. However, their past catches up with them.

Director: Andreas Pantzis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Dimitris Vellios, Valeria Golino, Popi Avraam

Votes: 64

19. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 9,819 | Gross: $0.11M

20. From the Edge of the City (1998)

Unrated | 94 min | Crime, Drama

47 Metascore

A group of Pontian Greek immigrant teenage dreamers dwelling marginalised in the notorious and lustreless wild suburbia, witness the city's repulsive face and an unrelenting world defined by prostitution, drugs, and inevitably, loss.

Director: Constantine Giannaris | Stars: Stathis Papadopoulos, Costas Kotsianidis, Panayiotis Hartomatzidis, Dimitris Papoulidis

Votes: 1,269

21. Peppermint (1999)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

An old classmate's invitation paves the way for a trip down memory lane, as an aerospace engineer still has the taste of love's first kiss in his mouth. But, thirty years since their passion-ridden embrace, so does his dear first cousin.

Director: Costas Kapakas | Stars: Georges Corraface, Ageliki Spiliopoulou, Anny Loulou, Alexandros Mylonas

Votes: 806

22. In Good Company (2000)

96 min | Comedy

A convict out of prison to visit his mother, followed by two policemen. A lunatic out of the asylum, followed by two doctors. Their meeting is the beginning of the most hilarious situations... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Zapatinas | Stars: Giorgos Kimoulis, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Evelina Papoulia, Mimis Hrysomallis

Votes: 309

23. The Only Journey of His Life (2001)

85 min | Biography, Drama

As Georgios Vizneyos, one of Greece's greatest authors, degenerates in an Athens mental asylum, the tale of another story-teller, his grandfather, begins to emerge through his mad ramblings... See full summary »

Director: Lakis Papastathis | Stars: Ilias Logothetis, Fragiski Moustaki, Lazaros Andreou, Ali Emre Ates

Votes: 137

24. Think it Over (2002)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

All indications were that Maraki was made for great things, for honor and distinctions. And yet contrary to all expectations our heroine cops out. She refuses to take the university ... See full summary »

Director: Katerina Evangelakou | Stars: Mania Papadimitriou, Ivonni Maltezou, Christos Stergioglou, Lena Kitsopoulou

Votes: 88

25. A Touch of Spice (2003)

108 min | Comedy, Drama

48 Metascore

"A Touch of Spice" is a story about a young Greek boy (Fanis) growing up in Istanbul, whose grandfather, a culinary philosopher and mentor,teaches him that both food and life require a ... See full summary »

Director: Tassos Boulmetis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Ieroklis Michaelidis, Renia Louizidou, Tamer Karadagli

Votes: 12,928

26. Chariton's Choir (2005)

135 min | Comedy, Music

Chariton Ulianov has one great love: Life! That particular love affair however does not hamper him in his pursuit of enjoyment of her simpler pleasures. For him every woman is beautiful, ... See full summary »

Director: Grigoris Karantinakis | Stars: Georges Corraface, Akilas Karazisis, Maria Nafpliotou, Christos Stergioglou

Votes: 367

27. Eduart (2006)

104 min | Drama

Based upon true events Eduart, a young man raised in a cruel and oppressive family environment, leaves Albania with the dream of becoming a rock star and living a better life. His reckless ... See full summary »

Director: Angeliki Antoniou | Stars: Eshref Durmishi, André Hennicke, Ndriçim Xhepa, Ermela Teli

Votes: 396

28. Correction (2007)

87 min | Drama

Giorgos is released after 4 years in prison for the murder of an Albanian immigrant. Now he tries to find a way to make right his past behavior.

Director: Thanos Anastopoulos | Stars: Giorgos Symeonidis, Ornela Kapetani, Savina Alimani, Nikos Georgakis

Votes: 145

29. Slaves in Their Bonds (2008)

127 min | Drama, Romance

Genteel aristocrats and the terrible impasse erect in front of them their debts, forbidden loves and marriages interests, passions and conflicts.

Director: Adonis Lykouresis | Stars: Giannis Fertis, Dimitra Matsouka, Akis Sakellariou, Christos Loulis

Votes: 126

30. Dogtooth (2009)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Hristos Passalis

Votes: 77,354 | Gross: $0.11M

Nominated

31. Attenberg (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans.

Director: Athiná-Rachél Tsangári | Stars: Ariane Labed, Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos

Votes: 5,952 | Gross: $0.02M

32. Unfair World (2011)

107 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sotiris is a police interrogator. One day he decides to pardon every poor person to whom life has been cruel. Intending to save an innocent soul, he goes as far as to commit a crime. Dora, ... See full summary »

Director: Filippos Tsitos | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Theodora Tzimou, Minas Hatzisavvas

Votes: 539

33. Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama

Three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. The only thing he has left is his canary, and he will quite literally share with it anything he's got.

Director: Ektoras Lygizos | Stars: Yiannis Papadopoulos, Lila Baklesi, Vangelis Kommatas, Kharálampos Goyós

Votes: 774

34. Little England (2013)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance

One home, one secret, one man, two sisters. The 20 year old Orsa is madly in love with the lieutenant Spyros Maltabes. As a closed character she won't reveal her secret to anyone. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Aneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Votes: 6,081

35. Xenia (2014)

Unrated | 134 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

Strangers in their own birthplace, 16-year-old Danny and 18-year-old Odysseus cross the entire country in search of their Greek father, after their Albanian mother passes away.

Director: Panos H. Koutras | Stars: Kostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Yannis Stankoglou, Marisha Triantafyllidou

Votes: 3,465 | Gross: $0.00M

36. Chevalier (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

A fishing trip in the Aegean Sea among a sextet of friends becomes the perfect setting for a relentless contest of male dominance. Everything can spark a fierce competition; but, only one can wear the precious chevalier. Who will it be?

Director: Athiná-Rachél Tsangári | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orfanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Yiorgos Kendros

Votes: 3,933 | Gross: $0.03M

37. Amerika Square (2016)

86 min | Drama

Tattoo artist Billy and unemployed Nakos are best friends from Athens. Old bachelor Nakos is a racist, obsessed with the victim mentality, and he rages at Greece's increasing immigrant ... See full summary »

Director: Yannis Sakaridis | Stars: Yannis Stankoglou, Makis Papadimitriou, Vassilis Koukalani, Ksenia Dania

Votes: 959

38. Polyxeni (2017)

100 min | Drama

In 1955 a couple of prominent Greek Istanbulites adopt an orphan Greek girl from the town of their origin. They offer her a powerful family name and ensure her devotion. Twelve-year-old ... See full summary »

Director: Dora Masklavanou | Stars: Katia Goulioni, Özgür Emre Yildirim, Lydia Fotopoulou, Akilas Karazisis

Votes: 125

39. When Tomatoes Met Wagner (2019)

72 min | Documentary

The humorous and uplifting story of two ingenuous Greek cousins, who tackle the world market with their organic tomato products.

Director: Marianna Economou | Stars: Alexandros Gousiaris, Christos Takas, Olga Lorida, Agathi Gousiari

Votes: 77



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