Considered to be one of the greatest contemporary film directors, Theo Angelopoulos began his career in the sixties, and made his name internationally in 1970 with his first feature film, Reconstruction, which won the Fipresci Award at the Berlin Film Festival.
With the historical-political trilogy Days of '36 (1972), The Travelling Players (1975) and The Hunters (1977), he created a dynamic form which could be seen as the cinematic equivalent of Brecht's method. The constant movement of the camera links space, time and action, and the sequence shots, the lack of continuity, the evoked off-screen action, and the unorthodox use of music, songs and silence create an extraordinary model of composition.
In his films, Angelopoulos plays with creating 'a film within a film', particularly in terms of the relationship between looking and being, and between cinema and life. He is fascinated with looking; he watches with his camera - almost constantly on the move - and reveals what he sees through a constant play of mirrors.
In collaboration with the Greek Consulate in Barcelona, L'Alternativa will take a look back at his almost 20 years of filmmaking.
Thiasos (The Travelling Players). Greece. OVS Spanish . 35 mm. 230'. 1975
Meres Tou 36 (Days of '36). Greece. OVS Spanish. 35 mm. 100'. 1972
Megaleksandros (Alexander the Great). Greece. OVS Spanish. 35mm. 235'. 1980
Mia aioniotita kai mia mera (Eternity and a Day). Greece. OVS Spanish. 35 mm. 132'. 1998
Friday 17th and Saturday 18th
Taxidi sta Kithira (Voyage to Cythera). Greece. OVS Spanish . 35 mm. 120'. 1984
Topio stin omichli (Landscape in the Mist). Greece. OVS Spanish . 35 mm. 127'.
Saturday 11st and Saturday 18th
To Meteoro vima tou pelargou (The Suspended Step of the Stork). Greece. OVS Spanish. 35 mm. 126'. 1991