Representation of World War II in Greek Cinema from the 1940s to the present: Internal Debates and International Developments

IIRPS VU invites you to the public lecture by Panayiota Mini that will take place on 17th of September, at 9:45 a.m., in room 102 IIRPS VU.

The lecture will give an overview of the ways in which World War II has been depicted in Greek cinema from the late 1940s to the present. By using specific examples and visual material, it will pinpoint the major changes in the representation of WW II in Greek cinema during these decades and explain them in their historical context, particularly with regards to major international developments, internal debates and important events of the world and Greek history and culture.

Panayiota Mini is an Associate Professor of the University of Crete, Greece, and Collaborating Faculty Member of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies. Her research interests and publications concern Greek cinema, film and ideology, film adaptation, Russian and Eastern European cinema, antiquity on film, film form, and Nikos Kazantzakis’s screenplays. Her book The Filmic Form of Pain and of Aching Recollection: Takis Kanellopoulos’s Modernism was recently published by the National Bank Cultural Foundation/MIET (Athens).