Topio stin Omichli (Landscape in the Mist) 1988 Ages 18+
3.00PM Sun 1 May 2016
GOMA | Cinema A | Free
[Landscape in the Mist] is not just about two children looking for their father. It is a journey which is the initiation into life. On the road they learn everything – love and death, lies and truth, beauty and destruction. The journey is simply a way to focus on what life gives us all.
Landscape in the Mist is an affecting fable about the human condition that follows two young siblings in search of their father. Refusing to accept his non-existence, Voula (Tania Palaiologou) and Alexandros (Michalis Zeke) run away from their mother and make their way from Athens towards Germany, writing letters to him in their thoughts and awaiting his response in their dreams. They encounter the troupe of itinerant actors seen 13 years earlier in The Travelling Players, who similarly wander the landscape in search of a venue to perform. Orestis (Stratos Tzortzoglou), the youngest actor steps in as a paternal figure, helping them reach the border. In their search for an origin, both children discover an unforgiving adult world – its brutality and vulnerability, its struggles and uncertainty – making the unfolding voyage a poignant and deeply moving experience.
35MM, COLOUR, MONO, 125 MINUTES, GREECE, GREEK (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR: THEO ANGELOPOULOS / SCRIPT: THEO ANGELOPOULOS, TONINO GUERRA, THANASSIS VALTINOS / CINEMATOGRAPHER: GIORGOS ARVANITIS / EDITOR: YANNIS TSITSOPOULOS / MUSIC: ELENI KARAINDROU / CAST: TANIA PALAIOLOGOU, MICHALIS ZEKE, STRATOS TZORTZOGLOU / PRODUCTION COMPANIES: THEO ANGELOPOULOS PRODUCTIONS, PARADIS FILMS, GREEK TELEVISION ET-1 / PRINT SOURCE: GREEK FILM CENTRE / RIGHTS: STUDIO CANAL