Film Screening: 'Ulysses' Gaze'

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

Film Screening:

Image: Theo Angelopoulos Film Productions

Friday, December 16, 2022
7:30 PM (Pacific Time)



To Vlemma tou Odissea, Greece, 1995

Theo Angelopoulos once confessed to an interviewer, “I would like to believe the world will be saved by the cinema.” Ulysses’ Gaze gives this hope form as a Greek filmmaker known as A (Harvey Keitel) becomes obsessed with finding lost reels of film shot by the Manaki Brothers, Yanaki and Milton, real-life film pioneers who made the first movies in the Balkans. Relentlessly pursuing their whereabouts across the war-shattered region, he comes to believe that this “first gaze” from the beginning of the century might reveal some meaning to those struggling at its end. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, Ulysses’ Gaze is the second film in Angelopoulos “Trilogy of Borders.”

35mm, color and b&w, in Greek and English with English subtitles, 176 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriter: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni, Kain Tsitseli. With: Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson.

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