Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (The Weeping Meadow) (2004)

Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (The Weeping Meadow)

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Master Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos wrote and directed this downbeat look at his nation's often blighted history, as seen through the eyes of an unfortunate young couple. In 1919, a band of Greek refugees who had found a home in Odessa are forced to return to their homeland following the Russian Revolution, and they settle in Thessaloniki, a forbidding riverside village where few wish to dwell. Eleni is a youngster who arrives in Thessaloniki and is taken in by Spyros (Vassilis Kolovos), … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Petros Markaris, Tonino Guerra, Giorgio Silvagni, Theodoros Angelopoulos
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 19, 2006
Runtime:
New Yorker Films

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Critic Reviews for Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei (The Weeping Meadow)

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The Weeping Meadow doesn't offer quite enough sugar for its harsh medicine to go down easily.

Full Review… | November 15, 2007
Salon.com
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It's a typically poetic film, rich in powerful imagery, which sees a bitter personal tragedy unfold against the major events of 20th century Greece.

November 15, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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We get a distractingly vapid couple who tend to drain the emotional resonance of these extraordinary, ever-shifting tableaux.

Full Review… | November 15, 2007
Chicago Reader
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Churns like classic tragedy while its pace is set by Angelopoulos' trademark, spooky portentousness.

Full Review… | January 13, 2006
Seattle Times
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This is the first of an announced trilogy, but it already feels as long as the 20th century itself.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
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Angelopoulos has created a memorably sweeping survey, but even an epic needs some moments of genuine intimacy.

Full Review… | September 16, 2005
New York Daily News
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