Director: Theo Angelopoulos

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Film:Eternity and a Day

Eternity and a Day: (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera)

Theo Angelopoulos

Acclaimed Greek director Theo Angelopoulos (Ulysses’ Gaze) won the Palm d’Or at the 1998 Cannes film festival for his extended rumination on the conflict between life and art, Eternity and a Day. Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire) stars as Alexander, a reclusive, terminally ill writer who rescues a young Albanian refugee and embarks and a dreamlike odyssey into his own past. Comparisons to Bergman’s Wild Strawberries leap to mind here—Alexander remains old and bearded even as he interacts with his wife (Isabelle Renauld) and family as they…

Film:Ulysses' Gaze

Ulysses' Gaze: (To Vlemma tou Odyssea)

Theo Angelopoulos

The Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, winner of the top prize at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival for Eternity and a Day, will never build an audience of casual filmgoers. But then he doesn’t mean to. Demanding, difficult, portentous, Angelopoulos makes films in his own deliberate style: sometimes awe-inspiring, sometimes mystifying. When he’s at his best, as in the beautiful and devastating Landscape in the Mist, the results can be spellbinding. Ulysses’ Gaze is a typically fascinating, typically long (three hours) work. Harvey Keitel, moving…

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