During the 1970s Angelopoulos made films that were formally challenging and highly stylised; on occasion these used the narrative conventions of the political thriller to a very different effect to the slick films that make up the majority of this season. In Days of ’36 an imprisoned murderer takes a government official hostage in prison sparking a political crisis. Full of Angelopoulos’ trademark symmetrical compositions, this reads like a thriller but through the director’s use of film form resists the normal pleasures of the genre.
This screening will be introduced by Dr Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou, Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Salford.
This introduction will be BSL interpreted.