O Melissokomos (The Beekeeper) Reviews
The aging beekeeper, Spyros (Marcello Mastroianni), seems to have lost contact with human emotions, and he is slowly but surley slipping away from his family, his wife. He doesn't even seems very excited about his daughters wedding. So he leaves them all in order to continue his annual journey transporting his beehive to the south of Greece. On his journey he picks up a teenage girl (Nadia Mourouzi) who's without a home, and have nobody. Spyros does only this out of generosity. But she on the other hand begins to look up to him as a father, and it begins to get sexuals between the old man and the young girl.
The Beekeeper is an amazing dramatic film, with the right tone and spot on right environments and realistic cinematography. It's also incredibly sexy and erotic to put straight, with the passionate love scene between Mastroianni and Mourouzi, and all the clips before that shows her in any kind of tempting positions. Mastroianni delivers one of his greatest performances. He's so naturalistic in his behavior that it's some times hard to bereave that this is acting, it's mostly because he's character is silent and that makes us as an audience have to do the job ourselves by going into his head and figure out what he's thinking. I really enjoyed this movie, it really made me think about life and people, and I also enjoyed the erotic parts. Thumbs up.
Again and again it seems that Angelopoulos is capable of composing some of the most brilliant stories told in cinema today. That is definitely "The Beekeeper" anyway: Pure brilliance. Here there is nothing forced - neither in character development or aesthetics. Instead of caring about manufactured cinematic structure and plot it seems that also this movie lets life dictate the narrative. So even when Angelopoulos is accessible he is still one of the most genius and most original of all directors. This is essentiel viewing.
nice to see the emotional side to beekeeping : )
I'm covered in beeees!
Covered in bees!