Latest Cinema Releases: What To See In Athens June 13-20

This week - June 13-20 - sees more cinematic releases, offering a plethora of new and classic films to enjoy at Athens' open-air cinemas

Latest Cinema Releases: What To See In Athens June 13-20

This week - June 13-20 - sees more cinematic releases, offering a plethora of new and classic films to enjoy at Athens' open-air cinemas


June 13-20

Located in California’s San Francisco Bay Area, Fremont becomes a sanctuary for Afghan migrants seeking to rebuild their lives. Among them is Donia, a former translator for the U.S. military during the war, now navigating her 20s and working in a Chinese fortune cookie factory. A moment of revelation prompts Donia to send a profound message through a cookie.

Director: Babak Jalali
Cast: Anaita Wali Zada, Gregg Turkington, Jeremy Allen White
English, Dari, Cantonese
IMDB rating: 6.9/10
Production country: United States
Where to watch: Greek Film Archive, Cine Athina, Cine Diana,  Laura Cinema, Dionysia cinema

Open Season (Chasse Gardée 2023)

June 13-20

A Parisian couple determined to embrace a more balanced life close to nature moves to a serene rural village. Their idyllic plans take an unexpected turn when they discover the woods near their new home have become a battleground for their hunting enthusiast neighbors.

Director: Antonin Fourlon, Frédéric Forestier
Cast: Didier Bourdon, Hakim Jemili, Camille Lou, Thierry Lhermitte, Jean-François Cayrey, Chantal Ladesou
French (the films is screened with Greek subtitles)
IMDB rating: 5.7/10
Production countries: France, Belgium
Where to watch: Aigli 3D digital cinema, Cine Carmen, Cine Pallini, Tria Asteria 3D digital cinema,Cinemax (Aello),  Stella Municipal cinema, Cine Daphne, Sporting Digital cinema, Cine Katerina, Maria – Elena Onar cinema, Cine Varkiza, Cine Orfeas (Saronida), Cinema Votsalakia

Dear Paris (Paris Paradis 2024)

Marjane Satrapi, celebrated for her graphic novel Persepolis, portrays the personal stories of everyday Parisians confronting mortality. Against the backdrop of the “City of Light”, each narrative illuminates life’s essentials amid moments of facing death.

Director: Marjane Satrapi
Cast: Monica Bellucci, Ben Aldridge, André Dussollier, Rossy de Palma, Eduardo Noriega, Roschdy Zem, Alex Lutz
French (the films is screened with Greek subtitles)
IMDB rating: 5.7/10
Production country: France
Where to watch: Cine Dexameni, Cinemax (Ellinis, Kifissia, Aello, Nana), Margarita cinema, Cine Filothei, Chloi cinema, Cine Nostalgia, Cine Lila, Cine Amyntas, Cine Aloma, Philip Open Air Cinema, Cine Galazia Akti, Korali Cinemax, Village Cinemas (Rentis)

Bad Actor (Un Actor Malo 2023)

Sandra and Daniel, co-stars in an erotic drama, face a crisis when Sandra accuses Daniel of sexual abuse during a film shoot. Daniel asserts his innocence, sparking legal action from Sandra while the production strives to manage the scandal. Directed by Mexican filmmaker Jorge Cuchi, the film explores themes of consent, truth, and justice in the post #MeToo era.

Director: Jorge Cuchi
Cast: Alfonso Dosal, Fiona Palomo, Gerardo Trejoluna
Spanish (the films is screened with Greek subtitles)
IMDB rating: 7.7/10
Production country: Mexico
Where to watch: Cine War Museum, Cinemax (Ellinis), Margarita cinema, Artemis Municipal cinema (Papagou), Cinema Mpomponiera, Cine Lila, Laura Cinema, Philip Open Air Cinema, Marilena cinema, Ria digital cinema,Trianon cinemax (Saronida)

Inside Out 2

June 13-20

Director Kelsey Mann returns with Pixar’s sequel to the Oscar-winning animation Inside Out 2015. Set a year after the original, 13-year-old Riley faces new emotions like Anxiety, Envy, Boredom, and Embarrassment alongside her older emotions Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Disgust as she navigates high school and a hockey camp.

Director: Kelsey Mann
Cast: Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, Maya Hawke
Greek dubbing/ English with Greek subs
IMDB rating: 8/10
Production country: United States
Where to watch: The film is screened in more than 200 cinemas around the country. You can watch in English with Greek subs in the following cinemas: Athinaion cinema, Cinemax (Kifissia, Aello, Nana), Village Cinemas( The Mall, Pangrati, Rentis), Foivos digital cinema, Options Cinemas (Ilion, Glyfada), Arian cinema

The Summer With Carmen (To Kalokairi tis Carmen 2023)

At an Athenian queer beach, Demosthenes helps Niketas in creating his first feature film, drawing inspiration from a dog named Carmen. Past romances resurface when Demosthenes reconnects with his ex, Panos, Carmen’s current owner. The two friends question scriptwriting rules, seeking “a hero’s journey” while navigating their enduring bond.

Director: Zacharias Mavroeidis
Cast: Yorgos Tsiantoulas, Andreas Labropoulos, Roubini Vasilakopoulou, Nikolaos Mihas, Vasilis Tsigristaris
Greek (with English subs in all cinemas except Attikon Groove cinema)
IMDB rating: 7.2/10
Production country: Greece
Where to watch: Riviera cinema, The Greek Film Archive, Cine Paris, Anesis Cinema, Alexandra cinema (Chalandri), Attikon Groove cinema, Flery cinema


The Rope (1948)

In Hitchcock’s American psychological thriller, Philip Morgan (Farley Granger) and Brandon Shaw (John Dall) strangle a mutual friend to death with a piece of rope, as a Nietzsche-inspired philosophical exercise. Convinced they have ‘ve committed the perfect murder; they are hosting a dinner party.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Cast: James Stewart, John Dall, Farley Granger, Cedric Hardwicke, Constance Collier
IMDB rating: 7.9/10
Production country: United States
Where to watch: Cine Ekran, Zephyros cinema, Cine Amiko, Anoixi cinema, Cine Oasis, Sporting Digital cinema, Galazia Akti cinema, Trianon Cinemax (Saronida)

The Last Laugh (Der Letzte Mann, 1924)

Directed by F.W. Murnau, renowned for the internationally acclaimed “Nosferatu,” “The Last Laugh” is a silent film that serves as a quintessential example of German “chamber drama”. It portrays a nameless hotel doorman who takes pride in his work but faces societal scorn after being demoted, providing an intimate glimpse into German lower-middle-class life.

Director: F.W. Murnau
Cast: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller
IMDB rating: 8/10
Production country: Germany
Where to watch: Cine Athenée

In The Mood For Love

“In The Mood For Love,” Won-Kar-Wai’s internationally acclaimed masterpiece, is screened at the vintage-style open-air cinema Cine Paris. Two neighbors form a deep connection after suspecting their spouses of infidelity. Despite their emotional bond, they agree to keep their relationship platonic to avoid repeating past mistakes.

Director:Wong Kar-wai
Cast: Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung
Cantonese, Shanghainese (with English subtitles)
IMDB rating: 7.9/10
Production country: Hong Kong, France
Where to watch: Cine Paris


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