Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow
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Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow

Director: Theo Angelopoulos
Production Date: 2004
Year published: 01/2006
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The film opens with a plan -sequence reminiscent of the one at the beginning of The Travelling Players. A large group of people carrying suitcases and trunks walks from a sea shore to a foreground river bank. At the head of the group walks its leader and spokesman, Spyros (Vassilis Kolovos) and his wife, Danae (Thalia Argirioua). Between them are their five-year-old son and three-year-old adopted daughter. Spyros, answering the voice-over, explains to an unseen character that they are Greek refugees who have escaped from the Bolshevik-overrun Odessa. After being quarantined in Thessaloniki, the refugees have been authorized to settle in the region, and been given this piece of land. This shot is followed by the opening credits, displayed on a grainy background of old photographs.

Cast: Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Giorgos Armenis, Vasilis Kolovos, Eva Kotamanidou, Toula Stathopoulou
Production Date: 2004
Genre: Drama
Language: Greek
Subtitles: English, French
Distribution: New Star
Year published: 01/2006