Director: Theo Angelopoulos
After more than three decades' exile in the Soviet Union, a declaration of political amnesty means that Spyros, an elderly Communist rebel, can at last return to his homeland. Yet in doing so. he finds himself as much an outsider as ever, deeply at odds with the post-junta culture. Reunited with his damaged, long-suffering wife, denounced by his neighbours and former comrades, he witnesses the comprehensive betrayal of every principle that he ever held dear; and finally, recognising that his time is past, abandons his own country, returning once more into exile.
Theo Angelopoulos' new film comes to us laden with international awards and honors. Its first screening at the 1980 Venice Festival threw almost the entire remaining offerings into sharp relief. Its … More »
Greece/Italy/UK/West Germany, 1984
The latest film from the great maverick of Greek cinema is both an affirmation of his tremendous talent and a marked development in his career. Still passionately concerned with the socio-political h… More »
The political themes that have dominated the films of Theo Angelopoulos thus far are shunted aside in The Bee Keeper, a haunting, demanding impressive picture about the last days in the life of a bro… More »
Running for four hours, The Travelling Players traces the history of Greece from 1936 to 1952. The film begins and ends during an election campaign in 1952. A small group of strolling players travers… More »
The new film by Angelopoulos is not so much a sequel to The Travelling Players, as a similar formal dramatization of the years 1949 to 1976 in Greece. ... On New Year's Eve, 1976, a hunting party in … More »