For those of you that haven't noticed it yet, Greek film production is generally marred with bad romantic comedies and would-be-art films, which completely disregard and more than frequently offend the taste and aesthetics of people that love cinema. So, after seeing the recently launched Istoria 52 / Tale 52, a very decent Greek film, I think that it is in order to make a short reference to a handful of other films from the local production of the current decade that are really worthwhile watching.
To Oneiro tou Skylou / a Dog's Dream (2005)
An atmospheric film, with great soundtrack and no conventional plot whatsoever, much along the lines of David Lynch's (non-)storytelling. The actors wander around Athens at night like pawns in a dream, without particularly meaningful intentions. It looks like the narrow and dirty downtown city streets themselves are making up the entire setting, mocking the people that step on them in daytime. Technically reminiscent of Touch of Evil, the 10min-long opening sequence sets the mood for the entire film and is something to watch out for. Although I suspect that many people won't like the movie because it does drag at times, I found it enjoyable, filled with playful twists and funny spots.
Trainspotting meets Tarantino in this great psychedelia about 2 underaged chicks that fall into drugs and prostitution so that they can pursue their life dream: money, love and glory. The plot is almost excellent and you rarely lose interest on what's happening on screen, even though there are more than a few non-action scenes. The girls are HOT (the guys too, for those interested) and as you can imagine there are some unrated scenes involving sex and violence, though not many. Directing, Photography, Soundtrack, Editing, Effects are all top notch. It is simply a must!