Exposing Greece’s Sequestered Past

From opposition to the military junta to imprisonment on a desert island and smuggling his films to France. Pantelis Voulgaris, one of Greece’s greatest directors, tells of his life’s work: chronicling his country’s cultural, political and social issues.

Pantelis Voulgaris, one of Greece’s leading directors, describes his films as journeys. And in fact most of them are journeys to Greece’s 20th century history – whether it’s the 2004 film “Brides,” which takes place entirely on a ship transporting 700 brides “for sale” from Greece to America in the early 1920s; “Deep...