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AntigoneAntigone (1961)
Dir. Yorgos Javellas
Feat. Irene Papas
An impressive Irene Papas heads this black and white epic adapted from Sophocles' Greek tragedy, about the twisted family legacy left behind by…
Zorba the GreekZorba the Greek (1964) Recommended
Dir. Michael Cacoyannis
Feat. Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas
Keynote role for Anthony Quinn as the title–character of Nikos Kazantzakis' novel, a bawdy, womanising,…
Moon Spinners, TheMoon Spinners, The (1964)
Feat. Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Peter McEnery
A Hitchcockian thriller for the younger set from Disney in which a young girl (Hayley Mills) becomes involved in a jewel theft in Crete.
ZZ (1968) Recommended
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Yves Montand, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Irene Papas
Pioneering conspiracy thriller based on the true story of the murder of a doctor and the raw sore of Greek political corruption it exposes. Oscars…
Anne of the Thousand DaysAnne of the Thousand Days (1969)
Dir. Charles Jarrott
Feat. Richard Burton, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas
Opulent recounting of the doomed romance between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn with a gallery of fine performances and stunning costume design.
Trojan Women, TheTrojan Women, The (1972)
Dir. Michael Cacoyannis
Feat. Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Patrick Magee
Filmed on location in Greece, this star–powered version of Euripedes play is a patchy but earnest attempt to convey the power of the classical…
Don't Torture a DucklingDon't Torture a Duckling (1972)
Dir. Lucio Fulci
Feat. Barbara Bouchet, Florinda Bolkan, Tomas Milian
A compelling Giallo mystery from Italian master Lucio Fulci (THE BEYOND) following a detective investigating a series of child murders in a southern…
Message, TheMessage, The (Al-risalah Aka Mohammad, Messenger Of God) (1977)
Dir. Moustapha Akkad
Feat. Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Michael Ansara
An Islamic alternative to Hollywood epics such as GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD and BEN HUR, dealing with the rise of an initially persecuted…
BloodlineBloodline (1979)
Dir. Terence Young
Feat. Audrey Hepburn, Ben Gazzara, James Mason
Suspense–lite, Sidney Sheldon–based outing for Audrey Hepburn, with the ageless movie icon battling hostile takeovers from within a newly…
IslandIsland (1989)
Dir. Paul Cox
Feat. Irene Papas, Eva Sitta
Three disparate women cross paths on a remote Greek island where they come to terms with their past to reconsider their place in the world.

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