Director: Theo Angelopoulos
Two children, a girl and boy, wander the highways of northern Greece, searching for the father who has abandoned them, trying to reach a Greco-Germanic border that doesn't even exist. The viewer soon discovers that there is no such father, that their journey is, as the director has pointed out, merely a narrative conceit, as symbolic as the dreamlike, slightly surreal landscape through which they move: "It is the initiation into life. On the road they learn everything - love and death, lies and truth. The voyage is simply a way to focus on what life gives us all.'