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Angelopoulos Retrospective: The Hunters
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States + Google Map
The Hunters (I Kynighi) Greece, 1977
When a hunting party finds the body of a communist partisan perfectly preserved in the snow, they carry it back to their lakeside lodge to open a formal inquest. Representatives of the conservative elite—politicians, military officers, businessmen, media figures—who have gathered to celebrate New Year’s Eve 1977, they are suddenly confronted by the horrors that put them in power. Theo Angelopoulos once compared The Hunters to Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry and while an absurdist streak runs through the film it’s also one of the most pointed and damning political critiques of his career.
35mm, color, in Greek with English subtitles, 168 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriters: Theo Angelopoulos, Stratis Karras. With: Vangelis Kazan, Eva Kotamanidou, Giorgos Danis.
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This film is presented by The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture with support from the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies and with the community partnership of the LAGFF. The retrospective is held under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles.