Alexander the Great / Voyage to Cythera / Beekeeper / Landscape in the Mist / Suspended Step of the Stork DVD

Alexander the Great / Voyage to Cythera / Beekeeper / Landscape in the Mist / Suspended Step of the Stork DVD
The Theo Angelopoulos Collection - Volume 2 (5 Films) DVD

Distinctive, beautiful and poetic, the films of Theo Angelopoulos examine the history of modern Greece from a social and political perspective. Fluidly interweaving the past and present, they explore the stories of characters whose lives are shaped by the forces of history. This second DVD volume spans more than a decade of filmmaking and includes the films Angelopoulos refers to as his “Trilogy of Silence” ('Voyage to Cythera', 'The Beekeeper' and 'Landscape in the Mist'). Alexander The Great (1980): The controversial story of a Greek bandit who takes hostage a group of English tourists at the turn of the twentieth century is a visually stunning and complex portrait of a revolutionary leader. 'A relentless demonstration of stylistic brilliance' Time Out. Voyage To Cythera (1984): This poetic and moving film tells the intimate personal story of a Civil War fighter who returns to his homeland after many years of exile in Russia. But he discovers a country he barely recognises in this melancholy meditation on the sad legacy of Greek history. 'Ambitious... Moving... Strikingly individua and adventurous filmmaking' Film4.com. The Beekeeper (1986): The great Marcello Mastroianni plays a schoolmaster who, disillusioned with life, embarks on a solitary journey of self-discovery with his cherished beehives. When he encounters a young hitchhiker, feelings are awakened within him that become an obsession. 'Marcello Mastroianni - an extraordinary performance' Sight and Sound. Landscape In The Mist (1988): Two Greek children embark upon a journey to find their father in Germany in this extraordinary coming-of-age tale. Beautifully photographed, the unforgiving world they discover is contrasted with the children’s hope and optimism. 'A magnificently fulfilled work... Has a spell-binding, visionary quality' David Robinson, The Times. The Suspended Step Of The Stork (1991): Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau star in this poetic exploration of the issues of borders and refugees, which tells the story of a reporter's investigation into the disappearance of a former politician. 'All the elements of a first-rate Angelopoulous film are here' Caryn James, The New York Times.

Alexander the Great
Voyage to Cythera
The Beekeeper
Landscape in the Mist
Suspended Step of the Stork
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
Aspect Ratio1.77:1 (16:9)
AudioGreek Dolby Digital 2.0
BBFC18
Case TypeBoxset Amaray Slim
CastToula Stathopoulou,Kostas Pavlou,Vangelis Kazan,Aliki Georgouli
ColourColour
DirectorTheo Angelopoulos
Discs5
FormatDVD
IFCONone
LanguageGreek
RegionDVD 2
Released2012-01-09
Run Time697
SubtitleEnglish
Year1980

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