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

November 15, 2007
The movie is fiercely austere; no human emotion leaks out and the characters are as blank as chess-pieces.
November 15, 2007
The Weeping Meadow doesn't offer quite enough sugar for its harsh medicine to go down easily.
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.
November 15, 2007
We get a distractingly vapid couple who tend to drain the emotional resonance of these extraordinary, ever-shifting tableaux.
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.
September 26, 2005
This is the first of an announced trilogy, but it already feels as long as the 20th century itself.
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
The movie plays like a career summation in which the 68-year-old writer-director has simply run out new ideas.
September 13, 2005
It's Homeric filmmaking, uniquely worthy of the word.
September 12, 2005
Angelopoulos does not relate the story of his country so much as linger amid the whispered backstories of its citizens, and we are somehow left to fill in the shadowy gaps.
September 8, 2005
A work of Olympian aloofness.
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.