Greek Movie: "the Weeping Meadow"
Posted 23 October 2005 - 08:10 PM
Hi, this is the title cover to a very good Greek drama/romance movie called The Weeping Meadow (Trilogia I: To Livadi po dakryzei) recently released this year.
It is directed by Theo Angelopoulos who is not yet very known because I think this is his first film.
I just wanted to tell you all about it because I think it is emotionally a very touching movie and it is also beautifully filmed. I saw this almost 3 hour long film earlier this week and I liked it very much so I can just recommend it to you.
The film traces the history of Greece in the 20th century through the story of the relationship between a man and a woman over decades. Part one ends with the Greek civil war after World War II.
Please read more here about this fantastic film
Posted 24 October 2005 - 12:38 AM
Angelopoulos has been around for more than 30 years and he is one of the most respected and serious film directors in Greece. More on him you can see at:
An other film, this one mostly in English was the “Ulysses’ gaze” which most probably can be found at the local DVD shop in Greece, as for other countries I do not know. Again historic but also very depressing, as most of his films are, but than that’s what Greece’s modern history is.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 06:55 AM
Thank you very much for updating me about the director Angelopoulos! I'm not too familiar with Greek movies, more with the traditional and modern music. But anyway, he is indeed a very good director, at least what comes to this Weeping Meadow film. I have to start looking for his other movies.
Posted 24 October 2005 - 08:24 PM
Posted 25 October 2005 - 07:03 PM
Why not start off with the “Ulysses¢ gaze” movie that Yorgos mentioned, if you can find it in the States.
Posted 26 October 2005 - 02:01 AM
See also: http://www.femail.co...pice_review.htm