Freud’s Last Session (2023)

Two days after the start of World War II, Sigmund Freud (Anthony Hopkins) meets with iconic Irish-British author C.S. Lewis (Matthew Goode) at the psychoanalyst’s London home in September 1939. The two men discuss various topics, including faith, religion, father figures, sex, trauma, and their relationships with relatives and others. The film is a cinematic adaptation of Mark St. Germain’s stage play of the same name, based on the book The Question of God by Armand Nicholi.

Director: Matthew Brown
Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Matthew Goode, Liv Lisa Fries, Jodi Balfour, Jeremy Northam
IMDB rating: 6.1/10
Production countries: United States, United Kingdom
Where to watch: Dexameni Outdoor Cinema, Ellinis Cinemax (open-air), Filothei Open Air Cinema, Margarita cinema (open-air), Diana cinema, Cinemax (Kifissia, Aello, Nana, Korali), Village cinemas (The Mall, Pangrati, Rentis), Chloi cinema (open-air), Cine Alsos (open-air), Tria Asteria 3D digital cinema, Cine Lila (open-air), Cine Amyntas (open-air), Cine Aloma (Outdoor Cinema), Open Air Cine Flisvos, Sporting Digital cinema, Philip Open Air Cinema, Cine Peran (outdoor cinema), Foivos digital cinema, Options cinemas ( Ilion, Glyfada), Summer Cinema Akti, Arian open air cinema

The Book of Solutions (Le Livre des solutions, 2023)

Oscar-winning director Michel Gondry’s latest film centers on Marc (Pierre Niney), a film director whose career is in turmoil. Unhappy with his current situation, he steals the files of his unfinished film and retreats to his aunt’s village house to complete it. Accompanied by his film crew, Marc battles his inner demons and reconnects with his creativity. The Book of Solutions is loosely based on Gondry’s experiences during the troubled production of his 2013 film Mood Indigo.

Director: Michel Gondry
Cast: Pierre Niney, Blanche Gardin, Françoise Lebrun, Frankie Wallach, Camille Rutherford
IMDB rating: 6.2/10
Production country: France
Where to watch: Cine War Museum (open-air), Elli cinema, Danaos cinema, Aigli 3D digital cinema, Studio new star art cinema, Cinemax (Kifissia), Sporting Digital cinema, Varkiza cinema

Northern Comfort (2023)

A group of people with a chronic fear of flying take a course to overcome their anxiety. During a test flight, they end up stranded in Iceland due to turbulence and engine failure. With their return flight delayed and a storm approaching, each must confront their deepest fears. Northern Comfort marks Icelandic director Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s English-language debut.

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson
Cast: Timothy Spall, Lydia Leonard
IMDB rating: 5.5/10
Production countries: Iceland, Germany, United Kingdom
Where to watch: Ekran cinema (open-air), Cine Paris (open-air), Alexandra cinema (Halandri, open-air), Cinemax (Kifissia), Flery cinema

La Extorsión (2023)

After making a serious mistake on the job, veteran pilot Alejandro Petrossián is blackmailed by Argentina’s intelligence services and forced to carry mysterious suitcases on his trips to Spain. Petrossián’s life is put at risk as he struggles to escape an underworld of intrigue and extortion.

Director: Martino Zaidelis
Cast: Guillermo Francella, Pablo A. Rago, Andrea Frigerio, Guillermo Arengo, Carlos Portaluppi
Spanish (the film is screened with Greek subtitles)
IMDB rating: 6.6/10
Production country: Argentina
Where to watch: Cine Athinaia (open-air), Mikrokosmos cinema, Ellinis Cinemax (open-air), Cinemax (Kifissia, Nana, Korali), Aigli 3D digital cinema, Mimis Fotopoulos Municipal Cinema (open-air), Village cinemas (The Mall, Rentis), Tria Asteria 3D digital cinema, Cine Daphne (open-air), Open Air Cine Flisvos, Anoixi Art cinema, Lampros Konstantaras Movie Theatre, Foivos digital cinema, Maria – Elena Onar cinema, Sissy cinema (N. Makri)

Avant-Drag! (2024)

Greek director Fil Ieropoulos’ documentary offers an exhilarating look at ten drag performers in Athens who deconstruct gender, nationalism, belonging, and identity while facing police brutality, transphobia, and racism. Avant-Drag! premiered at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2024, where it won the “Special Jury Award”.

Director: Fil Ieropoulos
Cast: N/A
Greek (the documentary is screened with English subtitles)
IMDB rating: 8.2/10
Production country: Greece
Where to watch: Trianon cinema (open-air)

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 (2023)

Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey is a slasher film that reimagines the Winnie-the-Pooh books, centering on Pooh’s bloody quest for revenge in Christopher Robin’s childhood town after his existence is revealed to the world. The freshly released sequel, Winnie-the-Pooh: Blood and Honey 2, features Winnie-the-Pooh, Piglet, Owl, and Tigger as they take their fight to the town of Ashdown, leaving a bloody trail of death and mayhem.

Director: Rhys Frake-Waterfield
Cast: Scott Chambers, Tallulah Evans, Ryan Oliva, Teresa Banham, Peter DeSouza-Feighoney
IMDB rating: 5/10
Production country: United Kingdom
Where to watch: Village cinemas (The Mall, Rentis), Cinemax (Aello, Nana), Options cinemas (Ilion)

Sleeping Dogs (2024)

Retired homicide detective Roy Freeman (Russell Crowe) is undergoing treatment for Alzheimer’s disease when he is compelled to reopen the cold case of a college professor’s murder after new information surfaces from a mysterious woman. Adam Cooper’s directorial debut is an adaptation of the 2017 novel The Book of Mirrors.

Director: Adam Cooper
Cast: Russell Crowe, Karen Gillan, Marton Csokas, Thomas M. Wright, Harry Greenwood
IMDB rating: 6/10
Production country: United States
Where to watch: Filothei Open Air Cinema, Dexameni Outdoor Cinema, Village cinemas (The Mall, Pangrati, Metro Mall, Rentis), Chloi cinema (open-air), Cinemax (Aello, Nana), Cine Alsos (open-air), Sporting Digital cinema, Options cinema (Glyfada, Ilion, open-air), Summer Cinema Akti