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

November 8, 2017
Angelopoulos has, irrespective of his own efforts, acquired a depth granted with age, sacrificing the striking clarity and precision of his earlier work for a contemplative freedom of movement.
November 15, 2007
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.
October 5, 2006
It retains that Angelopoulos magic in storytelling.
April 1, 2006
Visually, this can't be bettered, but the superficial storyline and cypher-like characters are undeniably disappointing.
January 13, 2006
Churns like classic tragedy while its pace is set by Angelopoulos' trademark, spooky portentousness.
January 12, 2006
Though he's foggy on the specifics, Angelopoulos makes the tides of history felt through each painterly frame.
December 15, 2005
A serious historical epic that boldly remanages the usual priorities of that form, and a fractured family saga that, at least in my experience, accumulates power as it continues.
October 6, 2005
If you can ride out its rhythms, you'll come away with some indelible images.
September 16, 2005
There are also moments of such breathtaking grace and artistry that you'd be forgiven for thinking you're watching the most beautiful movie ever made.
September 16, 2005
Angelopoulos has created a memorably sweeping survey, but even an epic needs some moments of genuine intimacy.
September 14, 2005
The first in a projected trilogy by the Greek director Theo Angelopoulos, The Weeping Meadow is a beautiful and devastating meditation on war, history and loss.
September 14, 2005
Not for all tastes, it's recommended for discerning viewers.
September 13, 2005
It's Homeric filmmaking, uniquely worthy of the word.
September 11, 2005
The first film in a projected trilogy by the Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos is visually stunning but lacking in emotional firepower.
August 21, 2005
Angelopoulos has given his modern story the devastating emotional impact and resonance of a classic Greek tragedy.
February 1, 2005
Not necessarily 'a great film' (though I suspect it will come to be regarded as that), but the work of a master absolutely sure about what he wants to do, and fully capable of achieving it.
January 26, 2005
Occasionally confusing in its plotting, it remains an imposing and visually accomplished work.
November 17, 2004
Certainly the predominant emotion we see in this film is pain.