Filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos was one of the most widely acclaimed international art film directors of the 20th century, specializing in poetic, political films about contemporary Greece. Now, the Museum of Moving Image in New York will run a complete retrospective of Angelopoulos’ career, the first of its kind in the United States in 25 years. See the trailer for the series below.
Chief Curator David Schwartz says that “as a new generation of Greek filmmakers, including Yorgos Lanthimos and Athina Rachel Tsangari, have reached international prominence, the time is ripe to see Angelopoulos anew, as cinema that reflects on the past while foretelling the turbulent world we are now living in.”
Some of the film in the series include his 1986 breakthrough work “Landscape in the Mist,” about two siblings traveling on their own in search of their absent father, his trilogy of modern Greek history — “Days of ’36” (1970), “The Traveling Players” (1975), The Hunters (1977) — and the Palme D’Or-winner “Eternity and a Day,” about a terminally ill poet getting his affairs before it’s too late. Other films include “The Beekeeper,” starring Marcello Mastroianni, “Ulysses Gaze,” starring Harvey Keitel, and Angelopoulos’ last film before his tragic death “The Dust of Time,” starring Willem DaFoe.
The series runs from July 8 through 24 at the Museum of Moving Image in Queens, New York. Check out the full schedule for the series.