Angelopoulos Retrospective: The Travelling Players
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The Travelling Players (O Thiassos) Greece, 1975
A powerful vision of postwar Greek history as experienced by a troupe of actors on perennial tour, The Travelling Players swept the awards at the 1975 Thessaloniki Film Festival and announced Theo Angelopoulos as a major international auteur. A multi-generational ensemble, the players drag themselves and their trunks from one train station and theater to the next, seemingly inured to the sweep of politics and war around them until they each, inevitably, become enmeshed with the tumult of their times. The myth of Atrides informs the personal dynamics among the players as they move through time with historical periods often shifting within a single, long tracking shot.
35mm, color, in Greek, German, and English with English subtitles, 230 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriter: Theo Angelopoulos. With: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan.
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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.