Strangers in a Strange Land: 50 Greek mystery & Fantastic Movies

How many Greek sci-fi, Noir or thriller films have you seen? Do you know anything about Greek fantasy? Do you know anything at all about Greece’s dark genre jungle? Maybe you would like to?

Greek director and author Dimitris Panayiotatos has created a documentary of 50 fantastic Greek films between the years 1959 and 2009. Ever since he was little Panayiotatos has been fascinated by the film world’s outcasts and for the first time ever the world is introduced to a collected homage of Greece’s wunderkinds…And they do exist! Anything from apocalyptic dystopias to positive sleaze to bloody and supernatural spectacles.

Even if Stranger in a Strange Land in many ways appears to be a normal documentary with interviews and film clips it also has another extraordinary side. Fact and fiction is mixed and formed into a detective story where Panayiotatos walks through half a century of Greek film history in order to find and highlight all the hidden treasures. He does this with four nerdy belles (Miss Thriller, Miss Noir, Miss Sci-fi and Miss Fantasy) as well as a mystery woman called Angel. This is an event not to be missed!

Afsaneh Larsson

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