Film Screening: 'Voyage to Cythera'

Part of a major career retrospective of the films of Theo Angelopoulos

Film Screening:

Image: Theo Angelopoulos Film Productions

Friday, October 28, 2022
7:30 PM (Pacific Time)



Taxidi sta Kithhira, Greece, 1984

After years living in exile in the Soviet Union, a communist resistance fighter, Spyros (Manos Katrakis), returns home to the dismay of his family and neighbors. His son Alexandros (Giulio Brogi) is a filmmaker casting a movie set during the German occupation while the villagers of his hometown are on the verge of transforming their rural farmland into a tourist resort. With his sudden, defiant presence, Spyros threatens to disrupt their efforts to excise the past through art or commerce. A reworking of the myth of Odysseus’ return, Cythera is the first film in Angelopoulos’ “Trilogy of Silence.”

35mm, color, in Greek with English subtitles, 133 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriters: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Thanassis Valtinos. With: Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos.

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.

Venue

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