Turning the events preceding the 1960s military junta in Greece into a kinetic political thriller, Costa-Gavras' Z (1969) is a cinematically compelling argument against state repression. In a story based on the assassination of pacifist Gregoris Lambrakis, Greek expatriate Costa-Gavras' French New Wave techniques create visual energy and documentary immediacy while humanizing the Lambrakis analogue (Yves Montand) and his wife (Irene Papas). 1960S
Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégasiii[›] from the Greek αλέξω alexo "to defend, help" + ανήρ aner "man"), was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas.
Hydra is a small island located 400km S of Pireus End of the 1950s, artist community blossomed Photo was taken in 1960 There are still no cars on the island, and has been elected “Best preserved island of the Mediterranean”The island got electricity as late as into the 1960s, and Leonard Cohen started on the song “Bird on a Wire” the day he saw the wires outside his window.
Kiki Dimoula is the most highly acclaimed Greek poet of her generation adored because of her unique language,cruelly optimistic realistic at the same time exploring the depths of human insecurity.Words take a different meaning revealing a power that changes the way one sees the world.She has been awarded the Greek State Prize,the Literary Award of the Academy of Athens,the European Literature Prize and the Grant Literary Award for her work by the Greek State Literary Awards Committee.