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Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow DVD

Theo Angelopoulos, 2003


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Directed by Theo Angelopoulos

Produced in 2003

Main Language - GREEK with English subtitles

Countries & Regions - European Film


Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis


Contemporary DramaEuropean Film

MovieMail's Review

Over the last few decades, Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos has established himself as maker of magisterial dramas portraying the history of his homeland throughout the 20th century. His latest, Trilogy: Weeping Meadow, is a visually sumptuous and dramatically intense tale of two lovers during the 1920s. Eleni and Alexis elope in the opening scenes, take on the lives of refugees, and attempt to establish a home in a country torn apart by the invading Red Army.
Taking this archetypical story rooted in history, Angelopoulos stages some of the most astonishing set pieces of his career - a glowing, luminescent theatre honeycombed with immigrant tents; the devastating floodwaters that slowly submerge an entire village; musical performances alternating between community celebration and political protest. The tragic narrative is relayed through episodes in the lives of its protagonists, gracefully tracing their exile through iconic tableaux. Yet within its ambitious visual scope, the film never loses sight of the private world of its characters, their losses and pains, hopes and discoveries.

on 7th July 2005
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Film Description

Angelopoulos's new epic film is, according to him, 'a story of exile, separation and wandering, chronicling the collapse of ideologies and the trials of history'. The story begins just after the Red Army's invasion of Odessa. The Greek population become refugees and flee to their homeland. This is where the love story between Alexis and Eleni begins.

DVD Details

Certificate: PG

Publisher: Artificial Eye

Length: 162 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic widescreen

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 2

Released: 27th June 2005

Cat No: ART291DVD

Subtitles: English

DVD Extras

  • Interview with Theo Angelopoulos
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Filmographies
  • Dolby Digital 2.0.

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