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Angelopoulos Retrospective: Ulysses’ Gaze
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States + Google Map
Ulysses’ Gaze (To Vlemma tou Odissea) Greece, 1995
Theo Angelopoulos once confessed to an interviewer, “I would like to believe the world will be saved by the cinema.” Ulysses’ Gaze gives this hope form as a Greek filmmaker known as A (Harvey Keitel) becomes obsessed with finding lost reels of film shot by the Manaki Brothers, Yanaki and Milton, real-life film pioneers who made the first movies in the Balkans. Relentlessly pursuing their whereabouts across the war-shattered region, he comes to believe that this “first gaze” from the beginning of the century might reveal some meaning to those struggling at its end. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes, Ulysses’ Gaze is the second film in Angelopoulos “Trilogy of Borders.”
35mm, color and b&w, in Greek and English with English subtitles, 176 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriter: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni, Kain Tsitseli. With: Harvey Keitel, Maia Morgenstern, Erland Josephson.
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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.