The final film in Angelopoulos’ Trilogy of Silence, Landscape in the Mist continued the Greek director’s attempts to capture the human toll of the tragic legacy of 20th century Greek history. Viewed cumulatively, the trilogy represents a series of haunting, incisive, intimate, and deeply moving odysseys that navigate through consciousness, myth, and memory. Tracing two young children as they go in search of their absent father, the film shows contemporary Greece in all its industrial, rain-sodden ugliness. A poignant and allegorical fable that won its director a Venice Silver Lion.
This screening will be introduced by Ally Davies, MPhil in Cinema and Screen Studies from the University of Manchester.