LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST
Monday, April 29
(1988) “It's a movie wondrously wrought, heart-breakingly beautiful. It conveys, with stunning impact, part of the alienation of the whole postwar era: the death of the past, the steady erosion of optimism, the loss of the consolations of family, religion, tradition and political idealism. Working at the peak of his inspiration and gifts, Angelopoulos crystallizes that disquiet in a pared-down plot, the odyssey of two illegitimate Greek children, wandering over the desolate highways and railroad lines of their country. Searching for a “father” who proves to be an illusion, they move toward a dream within a dream, a film within a film, a landscape dissolving in strange and inexplicable mists.” – Michael Wilmington, The Los Angeles Times. 35mm print courtesy Harvard Film Archive. Approx. 127 min.
Part of Theo Angelopoulos’ Trilogy of Silence.