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Revisiting the Greek 60s, again December 4, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Movies Life Greek.
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Filmmaker Costas Kapakas returns with yet another nostalgic comedy, ‘Uranya,’ out on Thursday

What will five boys living in 1969 Greece choose to buy first: a television, or lessons in love? Costas Kapakas’s ‘Uranya’ is to open at theaters on Thursday. The filmmaker’s latest production comes seven years after his box-office hit ‘Peppermint’.

Short pants, print dresses, sweet fizzy drinks on metallic tables and old box televisions create an atmosphere of nostalgia for the Greece of the 1960s in Costas Kapakas’s latest film, “Uranya”, which is due to hit mainstream theaters on Thursday. Seven years after making the box-office hit “Peppermint”, the Greek filmmaker revisits the 60s, but this time the tale is more concentrated: five boys caught between twin desires. Should they raise enough money to buy a television, or should they wander toward the home of Ourania, played by the Italian actress of “Il Postino,” Maria Grazia Cucinotta, to get a few lessons in the secret art of love?

Kapakas describes “Uranya” as a “nostalgic comedy about being a teenager, growing up and the late 1960s.”

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