Theo Angelopoulos, the Last Modernist


Greece's most renowned filmmaker and a towering figure in European cinema, Theodoros Angelopoulos, born in 1935 in Athens, is a visionary master of melancholic opuses about the tumultuous 20th Century. Quintessentially Greek yet exploring modern themes such as European immigration and transnationalism, Angelopoulos chronicles his country’s decades of history, from the end of World War I to the Balkan Wars of the 1990s, within the context of three thousands years of Greek culture. Folkloric traditions, Homeric myths and Byzantine iconographies are a large part of his oeuvre, as are the moody and grey landscapes of his country. But what defines his filmmaking are the elaborately staged long takes and complex tracking shots that connect disparate times and places together. Apart from the extraordinary cinematography, a result of his frequent collaborations with cinematographer Giorgos Arvanitis, the exquisite compositions by Eleni Karaindrou have become synonymous with some of his most well-known works.

Days of '36

Theo Angelopoulos

Giorgos Kiritsis, Christoforos Chimaras, Takis Doukakos

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10:00 PM

09AC4E2X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
Agnes b. CINEMA!

The Travelling Players

Theo Angelopoulos

Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Stratos Pachis

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2:15 PM

10AC4M2X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
Agnes b. CINEMA!

The Hunters

Theo Angelopoulos

Vangelis Kazan, Betty Valassi, Giorgos Danis

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8:15 PM

10AC4E2X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
Agnes b. CINEMA!

Alexander the Great

Theo Angelopoulos

Omero Antonutti, Eva Kotamanidou, Grigoris Evanelatos

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7:30 PM

11SP4E1X

Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall

Journey to Cythera

Theo Angelopoulos

Manos Katrakis, Giulio Brogi, Mary Chronopoulou

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7:15 PM

16AC4E1X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
Agnes b. CINEMA!

The Beekeeper

Theo Angelopoulos

Marcello Mastroyianni, Nandia Mourouzi, Serge Reggiani

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7:30 PM

18SP4E1X

Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall

Landscape in the Mist

Theo Angelopoulos

Tania Palaiologou, Michalis Zeke, Stratos Tzortzoglou

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Additional screening: 02AC5M2X

9:20 PM

18SM4E2X

Hong Kong Science Museum
Lecture Hall

The Suspended Step of the Stork

Theo Angelopoulos

Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Karr

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8:30 PM

24AC4E2X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
Agnes b. CINEMA!

Ulysses' Gaze

Theo Angelopoulos

Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson

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7:45 PM

16SM4E1X

Hong Kong Science Museum
Lecture Hall

Eternity and a Day

Theo Angelopoulos

Bruno Ganz, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Isabelle Renauld

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Additional screening: 01SP5E2X

2:30 PM

17AC4M2X

Hong Kong Arts Centre
Agnes b. CINEMA!

Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow

Theo Angelopoulos

Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Giorgos Armenis

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3:00 PM

05CT4M3

Hong Kong City Hall Theatre

The Dust of Time

Theo Angelopoulos

Willem Dafoe, Bruno Ganz, Michel Piccoli

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12:30 PM

06KG4M2

Hong Kong Cultural Centre Grand Theatre