Film Screening: 'The Weeping Meadow'
Part of a major career retrospective of the films of Theo Angelopoulos
Image: Theo Angelopoulos Film Productions
Sunday, November 13, 20227:00 PM (Pacific Time)
To Livadi pou Dakryzei, Greece, 2004
A family history told in wide shot, The Weeping Meadow
spans the turbulent decades between 1919 and the end of the Greek Civil War in 1949 as they buffet the lives of Eleni (Alexandra Aidini) and her adoptive brother and lover Alexis (Nikos Poursanidis). Taken in by Alexis’ family, Eleni and Alexis fall in love and flee his oppressive father with the help of itinerant musicians touring the country as it descends into war and chaos. Intended as the first installment in a trilogy of Greek history and with its clear echoes of The Traveling Players
(1975), The Weeping Meadow
feels like a summing up by a director who thought of his films as chapters in one continuous story.
35mm, color, 163 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriters: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni. With: Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Giorgos Armenis.
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