Film Screening: 'The Hunters'

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

Film Screening:

Image: Theo Angelopoulos Film Productions

Sunday, November 6, 2022
7:00 PM (Pacific Time)



Kynighi, Greece, 1977

When a hunting party finds the body of a communist partisan perfectly preserved in the snow, they carry it back to their lakeside lodge to open a formal inquest. Representatives of the conservative elite—politicians, military officers, businessmen, media figures—who have gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve 1977, they are suddenly confronted by the horrors that put them in power. Theo Angelopoulos once compared The Hunters to Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry and while an absurdist streak runs through the film it’s also one of the most pointed and damning political critiques of his career.

35mm, color, in Greek with English subtitles, 168 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriters: Theo Angelopoulos, Stratis Karras. With: Vangelis Kazan, Eva Kotamanidou, Giorgos Danis.

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