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Angelopoulos Retrospective: Voyage to Cythera
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States + Google Map
Voyage to Cythera (Taxidi sta Kithira) Greece, 1984
After years living in exile in the Soviet Union, a communist resistance fighter, Spyros (Manos Katrakis), returns home to the dismay of his family and neighbors. His son Alexandros (Giulio Brogi) is a filmmaker casting a movie set during the German occupation while the villagers of his hometown are on the verge of transforming their rural farmland into a tourist resort. With his sudden, defiant presence, Spyros threatens to disrupt their efforts to excise the past through art or commerce. A reworking of the myth of Odysseus’ return, Cythera is the first film in Angelopoulos’ “Trilogy of Silence.”
35mm, color, in Greek with English subtitles, 133 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriters: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Thanassis Valtinos. With: Manos Katrakis, Mairi Hronopoulou, Dionysis Papagiannopoulos.
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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.