Scottish actor Gerard Butler will be in Sparta on March 14 to run as a torchbearer for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, a local mayor said Thursday.
Speaking to state-run broadcaster ERT, Petros Doukas said the actor will also be in the city in June to attend the celebrations for the 2,500 years of the Battle of Thermopylae.
In collaboration with the Japan Foundation and the Embassy of Japan in Greece, the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation is hosting a film festival dedicated to Yasujiro Ozu and Kenji Mizoguchi, two masters of classic Japanese cinema, on February 13-15. The screenings include two internationally acclaimed movies by each director at the Cacoyannis Foundation.
"Five years ago, armed with a healthy dose of optimism, we founded ReGeneration. Our vision was to change not only the lives of young alumni, but the trajectory of modern-day Greece altogether." This declaration by Panagiotis Madamopoulos-Moraris, co-founder of the ReGeneration initiative, came in the context of the innovative organization's completion of a five-year milestone.
Does art imitate life or does life imitate art?
Clearly both may very well be true and one does not preclude the other.
The key issue is to what extent artists express and record the pulse of their era while at the same time highlighting parallel truths that are diachronically combined with a distinctive aesthetic result.
South Korean black comedy "Parasite" made movie history at the Oscars on Feb. 9, becoming the first non-English-language film to win the best picture award, Hollywood's biggest prize of all.
A genre-defying thriller about a poor family infiltrating a wealthy household, "Parasite" won four awards, stunning the pundits who believed the Academy would never crown a subtitled Asian movie.
The city of Paterson in the U.S. state of New Jersey appointed its first Turkish-American and Muslim police chief on Feb. 4.
Ibrahim "Mike" Baycora was sworn in with his left hand on a copy of the Quran as Paterson's 17th police chief during a ceremony at city hall. He has been serving at the city's police department for more than three decades.