The history of Malta cinema began when in 1953 British director came on the island to shoot partly his film. One of the first Malta movies is Treasure In Malta, a family film about little boy's adventure. It was a pioneer of the Malta films using medieval castles, dark and mysterious temples. In 1960s British directors decided to look closer at Malta's film making opportunities. For the film Raise The Titanic tank was built in 1979, since that Maltese films were mainly about water disasters and sea adventures. Such films are made in Malta as Orca, Popeye, Raise the Titanic, Roman Polanski's Pirates, Cutthroat Island and U-571. There are a number of movies filmed in Malta which became very successful. Such as Midnight Express (1978), Popeye (1980), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Troy (2004), Gladiator (2000), The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), Alexander (2004), Agora (2009). There are two Maltese directors Cecil Satariano (1930-1996) and Mario Philip Azzopardi (b. 1944). In 2001 the first full-length Maltese feature film was screened, it is Genesis by Kenneth Scicluna.

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Troy

An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.


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