This collection of new writing on contemporary Greek cinema builds and expands on existing work in the field, providing a coherent analysis of films which, despite their international importance, have so far received limited critical attention. The volume maps key trends in Greek cinema since the 1990s within the wider context of production and consumption at both national and international levels. It offers a wide range of critical analyses of documentary and avant-garde filmmaking, art house and popular cinema, and the work of established and new directors as well as deliberations on teaching methodologies and marketing strategies. The book seeks to highlight the continuities, mutual influences and common contexts that inform, shape and inspire filmmaking in Greece today.
Figure 1.1: Sweetgrass (Barbash and Castaing-Taylor, 2009). Press image, courtesy of Dogwoof distributors, UK, 2013
Figure 1.2: Sto Lyko (Hughes and Koutsospyrou, 2013). Screenshot, HD video file, courtesy of the authors and Linel Films, 2013
Figure 1.3: Sweetgrass (Barbash and Castaing-Taylor, 2009). DVD screenshot, courtesy of the authors and Dogwoof distributors, UK, 2013.
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