ISSN: 2241-6692

Locating Contemporary Greek Film Cultures: Past, Present, Future and the Crisis

Lydia Papadimitriou


This article offers a critical contextualisation of developments in Greek cinema around the nodal date of 2009, which brought together the beginning of the financial crisis, an increased international visibility of certain Greek films, significant grassroot-motivated institutional changes for cinema in Greece, as well as the emergence of Anglophone criticism on Greek cinema. In so doing, it aims to identify key dimensions of contemporary Greek film cultures, and point towards some possible developments in terms of modes of production and reception of Greek cinema, but also new frameworks for its critical understanding.

Keywords: Contemporary Greek Cinema, crisis, FOG, Greek ‘weird’ wave, industry studies, media, national, transnational