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THE WEEPING MEADOW
THE WEEPING MEADOW


 
$24.95

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Part one of a trilogy planned by Greek master Theo Angelopoulos, The Weeping Meadow roughly spans the end of one great war to the next, 1919-1949. The narrative concerns the retelling of twentieth century Balkan history through the relationship of Alexis and his beautiful, orphaned sister, Elani. The mode, however, dates back to Ancient Greece, as sister and brother become forbidden lovers and are ultimately separated by war and revolution--the stuff of pure epic tragedy. In terms of camerawork and mise-en-scene, this film shares much with Angelopoulos' Ulysses'' Gaze andEternity and a Day, with long, calculated tracking shots capturing realities so harrowing they border on surrealism. Imposing, cryptic, and stunning in the same vein as Tarkovsky and Jansco. In Greek with English subtitles.