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07.03, - 19:00, Lumiere
08.03, - 09:00, Lumiere
10.03, - 15:00, Cinema House
Director:  Theo Angelopoulos
Cinematography:  Andreas Sinanos
Screenplay:  Theo Angelopoulos , Tonino Guerra , Petros Markaris , Giorgio Silvagni
Producer:  Theo Angelopoulos , Fivi Ekonomopoulos
Music:  Eleni Karaindrou
Cast:  Alexandra Aidini , Nikos Poursanidis , Yorgos Armenis , Vasilis Kolovos , Eva Kotamanidou
Production:  Theo Angelopoulos/Greek Film Centre/Attica Art Prods./ Hellenic Broadcasting Corp./BAC Films/Intermedias/Arte France
International distribution:  Celluloid Dreams
Galas & Avant-premiers
2046
5 x 2
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Land of Plenty
Life Is a Miracle
Lost & Found
Sideways
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
The Motorcycle Diaries
The Sea Inside
Trilogy The Weeping Meadow

TRILOGY THE WEEPING MEADOW
TRILOGIA I: TO LIVADI POU DAKRYZEI
TRILOGY THE WEEPING MEADOW
, 2004, 178 min, color
Awards:  2004 - "EFA" FIPRESCI Award

Theo Angelopoulos first feature since 1998s Palme dOr-winning Eternity and a Day is part one of a trilogy described by the director as a poetic summing up of the century just ended and a visionary relationship with the century we are now traversing, through a love affair that challenges time. Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow begins in 1919, as Greek refugees fleeing the Bolshevik revolution return to their homeland and settle at the estuary of a vast river in the north of the country. This is where the love story between Elena and Alexis begins. Forced to leave the village because their love goes against the wishes of Alexis father, the itinerant couple roam around Greece, but their efforts to preserve their love are thwarted by social, political and historical events. Angelopoulos layers almost abstract images with arresting set pieces, his characteristic visual style as resonant as ever, and his use of sparse dialogue and the declamatory style of Greek tragedy giving a Brechtian feel.
Sandra Hebron

THEO ANGELOPOULOS
Greek director Theo Angelopoulos was born to a family of merchants in Athens, in 1935. He studied law at the University of Athens and practised as a lawyer. After completing his military service in the late 50s, he went to France to study at the Sorbonne, then later enrolled in the prestigious French film school IDHEC. He worked for a time at the Musée de lHomme under the tutelage of Jean Rouch, the ethnographer and pioneer of cinéma vérité film.
Angelopoulos made his first full-length feature film, Reconstruction, in 1970. Since then his films have participated in countless international festivals and won numerous awards, establishing his reputation as one of the most influential directors in contemporary cinema. Whether dealing with the recent or distant past, most of Angelopoulos films contain a political message that is applicable to modern times.
Theo Angelopoulos is a strange, solitary and uniquely modern filmmaker.
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2004  Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow
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