The Challengers (2024)

Tashi, once a tennis prodigy turned coach after an injury, is married to Art, a tennis champion on a downward spiral. Tashi’s stategy for her husband’s redemption takes a twist when Art has to confront his ex-best friend, Patrick, and Tashi’s former boyfriend on the court.

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Zendaya, Josh O’Connor, Mike Faist
IMDB rating: 7.7/10
Production country: United States
Where to watch: Cinobo Opera, The Greek Film Archive, Mikrokosmos cinema, Athinaion cinema, Aigli 3D digital cinema, Cinemax (Kifissia, Aello, Nana), Village cinemas ( The Mall, Pangrati, Metro Mall, Rentis), Sporting digital cinema, Anoixi Art cinema, Lampros Konstantaras Movie Theatre, Options cinemas ( Ilion, Glyfada), Municipal cinema Cineac, Artemis Municipal cinema

Shooting Blanks

Vida’s father, France, idolizes his father, a hero of the partisan resistance. When a German supermarket chain plans to build a store in their hometown, demolishing his father’s statue, France wages war against the ‘new enemy’. Meanwhile, Vida, longing for a baby, struggles not to lose her mind as she juggles the men in her family.

Director: Ziga Virc
Cast: Jurij Drevensek, Eva Jesenovec, Jernej Kogovsek
Slovenian, English, Greek (the film is screened with Greek subtitles)
IMDB rating: 6.5/10
Production country: Slovenia
Where to watch: Andora cinema

Living Soul (Alma Viva, 2022)

As is tradition, young Salomé visits her family’s mountain village every summer. However, tragedy strikes when her cherished grandmother passes away. Amidst familial conflict over funeral arrangements, Salomé grapples with the haunting presence of her grandmother’s spirit, once branded a witch. Alma Viva marks Cristèle Alves Meira’s debut feature film.

Director: Cristèle Alves Meira
Cast: Lua Michel, Ana Padrão, Jacqueline Corado, Ester Catalão
Portuguese, French, (the movie is screened with Greek subtitles)
IMDB rating: 6.7/10
Production countries: Portugal, Belgium, France
Where to watch: Astor cinema, The Greek Film Archive, Andora cinema, Zea cinema

Breathe (2024)

Set in a world where oxygen levels have plummeted, rendering Earth’s surface uninhabitable without specialized equipment, a mother and daughter unite to defend themselves when intruders arrive claiming knowledge of the missing father.

Director: Stefon Bristol
Cast: Jennifer Hudson, Milla Jovovich, Quvenzhané Wallis
IMDB rating: 3.6/10
Production country: United States
Where to watch: Village cinemas (The Mall, Rentis), Cinemax (Aello, Nana), Options cinemas (Ilion), Artemis Municipal cinema

Re-Released in Cinemas

The Mill and the Cross 

Lech Majewski’s drama, The Mill and the Cross, delves into twelve of the five hundred characters portrayed in Pieter Bruegel’s painting, juxtaposing Christ’s suffering with religious persecution in Flanders during the year 1564. Released in 2011, the film draws inspiration from Michael Francis Gibson’s 1996 book of the same name.

Director: Lech Majewski
Cast: Rutger Hauer, Charlotte Rampling, Michael York
English, Spanish
IMDB rating: 6.9/10
Production countries: Sweden, Poland
Where to watch: Studio New Star Art cinema