Directed by Theo Angelopoulos
From the director of Eternity and a Day and Ulysses'
Gaze, this monumental masterpiece
is an incomparable blending of personal and political histories with lasting
emotional impact. Just prior to the election of Papagos in 1952,
Orestes, Electra and Chrysothemis,
members of a Greek acting troupe, look back at the cycle of oppression,
resistance and betrayal their lives and their country have endured since
1939. A film of rare ambition and truly remarkable execution. "A towering
modern masterpiece" (Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times). Greek
with English subtitles. 230 minutes.