With five films in the fest lineup, Greece is experiencing its strongest showing in years, and insiders say the current boom is the result of a years-long effort to support the local industry following the financial crisis of the late 2000’s.
The Hollywood Reporter, May 22, 2022, issue on Cannes: “Greek Cinema is Having a Moment in Cannes”.
The current Greek film boom isn’t a product of good fortune. Years of careful planning and intra-organizational cooperation led to this point. But if you look at the production numbers, you’d be forgiven for concluding that everything went quicksilver overnight at some point in 2017. That was the year the Greek government passed a stronger tax rebate law, which led to the formation of The National Centre of Audiovisual Media and Communication, known as EKOME.
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