Brazilian director Fernando Meireles will start shooting his new movie titled “Nemesis” on Aristotle Onassis’s adventurous life this coming October.
According to an article published by the world-class cinema magazine Screen International, Croatia will be “replacing” Greece, as scenes originally planned to be shot in our country will have to move to the cheaper country. Certain movie parts will be shot at the Dalmatian coast instead of the Greek islands and beaches, which would additionally function as an excellent touristic promotion.
Fernando Meireles explains in his interview with Screen International that he had to change his initial plans to shoot half of the movie in Greece because of the extremely high cost in our country.
Meireles said he had to replace other countries too. Budapest will for example “become” Buenos Aires and London will be named New York, so that Onassis’s business offices can have cheaper premises. Meireles is currently in search of actors to proceed with the shooting.
It is undoubtedly sad, that our country has become so financially hostile, even for a movie-maker and in fact amid a period when capital influx from any source would be a relief for Greece.