Kostas (film)

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Directed by Paul Cox
Produced by Kostas Kallergis
Written by Linda Aronson
Based on original concept by Paul Cox
Starring Takis Emmanuel
Wendy Hughes
Edited by John Scott
Victorian Film Corporation
Illumination Films
Distributed by Greg Lynch Film Distributors
Release date
1 June 1979 (premiere)
16 August 1979 (release)
Running time
104 mins (original)
93 mins (release)
Country Australia
Language English
Budget A$224,000[1]

Kostas is a 1979 film directed by Paul Cox about a Greek taxi driver.[2]


The film was shot over four weeks in March 1979. $100,000 of the budget came from the Victorian Film Corporation.[1]

Post production on the film was rushed so Cox could ready it in time for the Melbourne Film Festival which he now says was a mistake. However it was the best received of all Cox's features to date.[1]


  1. ^ a b c David Stratton, The Last New Wave: The Australian Film Revival, Angus & Robertson, 1980 p198
  2. ^ Anna Dzenis, "Kostas", Australian Film 1978-92, Oxford Uni Press 1993 p37

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