International Cinema in the Greek Islands

International cinema in the Greek islands

The unique Greek landscape is in itself the suitable backdrop for cinematic productions with diverse content. Greece, obviously, is identified abroad with the sun, the sea, the Greek lifestyle, the enjoyment, the excellent food and also the hospitality of the citizens. All the above refer to the Greek islands, which given that the 60’s have begun to be used as an area in which crucial worldwide movie theater films have actually progressed, which owe their authenticity, success, and recognition to the Mediterranean landscapes. These films contributed significantly to the colleague of Greek islands by international site visitors as well as to the development of the Greek mythological summer that never ends.

The most important as well as most renowned of these films are the following:

” KID ON A DOLPHIN”, (1957 )

” Kid on a dolphin” was the very first film of global production ever before fired in Greece particularly in Hydra, starring Sofia Lauren, Alan Ladd and also Clifton Webb. The film was a landmark for the island which after the film made it a land of destination for hundreds of vacationers as well as particularly a location of vacation and home of artists and pundits of that duration. The cinematographic scene where Sofia Lauren sings the tune “What is Love” is one of the highlights of the movie.


The title conveys all the feeling of the film as well as the sense of the island of Amorgos. Terrific undersea shots that produce an enchanting photo that proclaims the Mediterranean and the relevance of real friendship.

Luc Besson with these attributes produced a monumental, mysterious flick for all time. The coastline of “Agia Anna” in Amorgos will certainly be for the whole world after this flick the blue summer season we will always recoup.

” MEDITERRANEO”, (1991 )

Italian film bestowed an Oscar-winning movie. The entire film is shot in Kastelorizo, a landscape that is actively involved in the movie’s affair and also atmosphere. The elegances of the island are masterfully presented and make up an unique setting for the film.

” CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN”, (2001 ) In 2001, the island that has actually been honored by American cinema is Cephalonia. The case occurs throughout the Great War as well as discovers on the island one of the most genuine scene that her director can imagine. Major actors in the main roles (Nicolas Cage and also Penelope Cruz), beautiful natural landscapes ensured success and also made the island of the Ionian known.

” ZORBA THE GREEK”, (1964 )

Zorbas. The currently widely known novel by N. Kazantzakis, which converted with excellent success right into many foreign languages, became a popular American movie in 1964. The film unfolds in the village of Stavros, Chania. There, on a coastline, we view Anthony Quinn as Zorba dancing the Syrtaki in music by M. Theodorakis, which will certainly become the most renowned Greek songs ever since. The Woman Kedrova Oscar additionally comes from the parchments of the podium. After the film, the name Zorbas will certainly represent anything Greek and also will come to be the icon of the totally unaltered spirit. Superior and the interpretation of Alan Bates, who is the hero on the opposite side of Zorba.


Mykonos for Shirley Valentine (1989) The name of the housewife of the movie that will end up being associated with the delight of life and also love many thanks to a journey to Mykonos. Thus, the well-known night life island, the worldwide setting, the exuberance as well as the outright summertime of Greece will find its most ideal backer. Tom Conti will certainly currently be the most effective Greek, standard figure and also dream of all the homemakers of the world. The tavern that stars in the movie on the coastline of Ag. John.


One of the globe’s 2nd classic films starring Anthony Quinn. The old town of Rhodes is the best scene of the movie in which several of the most crucial monoliths of the island are presented. The film is classical and its success was secured with an Oscar election and an Oscar for the best results. Later on, the global target market will be reminded of Rhodes with Roger Moore, TellySavalas, Claudia Cardinale, Jaqueline Bisset, Ben Kingsley starring in movies shot on the island.

” FOR YOUR EYES JUST”, (1981 )

Corfu with its cultural monoliths, its historical strange atmosphere, and its gold coastlines, was the optimal setting for an adventure by the most renowned cosmopolitan movie theater representative. Greek elegance is revealed by the beauty that the agent falls in love with and the views of the island. Roger Moore even disclaims his favored martini mixed drink for the sake of Corfiot red wine alcohol consumption on a motion picture scene at the enforcing lovely Theotoki winery.


Darryl Hanah and Peter Gallaher as new gods of love stay in one of the most enchanting area of summer season sexual adventures on the background of the Santorini caldera. The sundown as well as the view from numerous parts of the island make the island a well-known location of destination for all enthusiasts.


In 2003, Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft goes to the top of her magnificence, and also Santorini takes off with her on some scenes of the movie that makes a difference. The wonderful photo of the caldera takes the show and Santorini rises to the top of the most outstanding islands worldwide.

” MAMMA MIA!”, (2008 )

It is truly Skopelos! It has to do with moving Broadway’s musical to the big screen. The story is placed in Skiathos as well as brings the Sporades in the spotlight; viewers discover a various beauty away from the pictures that are accustomed to the Cyclades. Throughout the film, the exterior controls by offering an unique setting of beautiful beaches, chapels, and coves. The case is framed by ABBA’s traditional songs that are substantially sustained by Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth as well as Amanda Seyfried starring. Absolutely nothing is like the Greek Kalokeri of the film.

” THE IMMATURE”, (2014 ).

Italian movie was shot entirely in Paros, which is for the protagonists the area of getaway from the exhausting day-to-day life. Together we enjoy a panorama of Paros with the coastlines, the towns that capture the charm of the island as well as carry the Cycladic aromas and the feeling of the vacation.