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Bravo to the organizers of the 16th annual AIFF (Athens International Film Festival, in case you didn’t figure that one out). They’re as sick and tired of the gloom and doom reporting as I am, and they’ve held their ticket prices to 6 euro – and since laughter is the most infectious medicine, the festival’s retrospective to the master of comedy, Ernst Lubitsch could be just what the doctor ordered to combat the crisis virus that’s floating in the air. The retrospective will include:
«Monte Carlo» (1930), the funniest side of the high class
«One Hour With You» (1932), starring Maurice Chevallier and filled with twits and infidelities.
«Design For Living» (1933), based on Noel Coward’s masterpiece play including probably the finest trio in film history, starring Garry Cooper
«Angel» (1937), one of Marlen Dietrich’s most memorable performances as a married woman who falls in love with a stranger
«Nonitchka» (1939), Garbo’s sole comedy. Enough said.
«To Be Or Not To Be» (1942), Remade by Mel Brooks years later, a classic anti-nazi feel good comedy
«Cluny Brown» (1946), Hottest female of her era Jennifer Jones in her desperate attempt to become a plumber.

The Festival’s final calendar can be found online.

Films will be screened at the following locations:

Attikon Cinemax Class: http://www.cinemax.gr/
Apollo Cinemax Class: http://www.cinemax.gr
Danaos 1&2: http://www.danaoscinema.gr/

By Athensguide

How does a little girl from Skokie, Illinois find herself in historical Athens, leading curious explorers through the winding streets of Plaka, down "pezodromos" to hidden ouzeries for tempting mezedhes and homemade barrel wine? The journey began more than twenty years ago, and regardless of whether the wanderlust comes from the spiritual and culture DNA flowing through my veins, or the alignment of the stars on that cold mid-December day this Sagitterian came into the world, I never seem to tire of exploring my adopted homeland of Greece. Here you'll join me as I explore Athens: be it the back streets of Psirri and Gazi, or through the National Gardens and Zappeio where a family of turtles makes their home, or down wide, treelined Imittou Street in Pagrati, which pulses with Athenian life 24 hours a day. And while Athens has stolen my heart, the rest of Greece vies for my curiousity and wanderlust. My two guys (that'd be the Greek God, Vasilis and our Greek dog, Scruffy) and I can often be found settling in for a long weekend in some charming mountain village, or a quaint fishing port on a nearby island, or learning how Greek vitners are producing wines that rival some of Napa Valley's finests productions, or celebrating a panayeri in Epirus or sharing in the festivities as a family of Cretan sheepherders come together to sheer their 1500 sheep in the spring ... And if you happen to find yourself heading to Athens, consider finding yourself a real home for your stay. Living amongst the locals, be it for 3 nights or 3 weeks, will offer you the chance to experience true Athens, beyond the Acropolis. Choose from one of our 5 beautiful penthouse and historical homes, and who knows, I may be leading you down that winding "pezodromo" to our favorite hidden ouzerie!