Film Screening: 'Days of '36'
Part of a major career retrospective of the films of Theo Angelopoulos
Theo Angelopoulos Film Productions
Friday, October 21, 20227:30 PM (Pacific Time)
Meres tou ’36, Greece, 1972
A political assassination kicks off Theo Angelopoulos’ portait of one Greek dictatorship made under the shadow of another. This opening act of violence triggers a series of more ambiguous but equally ominous machinations—a prison escape, a hostage crisis, foreign powers conspiring over cocktails—with Angelopoulos emphasizing the atmosphere and anxiety of political repression over specific historical events. Wide shots and 360 degree camera pans suggest a panoramic vision but actually underscore what’s hidden from view. There is very little dialogue and even less explication but the cumulative effect is deeply unnerving.
35mm, color, in Greek and English with English subtitles, 105 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriters: Theo Angelopoulos, Petros Markaris, Stratis Karras, Thanassis Valtinos. With: Vangelis Kazan, Kostas Pavlou, Thanos Grammenos.
Landscapes of Time
This event is a part of Landscapes of Time: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos
, a series of screenings that includes all of Angelopoulos' feature films and a selection of shorts. The program is presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive
and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture
with the collaboration of the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies
, and under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles
. Special thanks to our community partners Los Angeles Greek Film Festival
, and South East European Film Festival Los Angeles
. See the schedule for the series as a whole here
Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Russian Studies, Film and Television Archive, UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Greek Film Festival, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, South East European Film Festival Los Angeles