Second screening of the film festival
"Marking greek cinema: Aggelopoulos/Tassios"
The travelling players (1975)
From 1939 to 1952, a group of travelling players peregrinate through Greece attempting to perform the popular erotic drama “Golfo The Shepherdess”. On a first level the film focuses on the historical events between 1939 and 1952 as they are experienced by the travelling players and as they affect the villages which they visit: The last year of Metaxas' fascist dictatorship, the war against the Italians, the Nazi occupation, the liberation, the civil war between left and right wingers, the British and American interventionism in the Greek politics. On a second level the characters live their own drama of jealousy and betrayal, which resembles in the ancient myth of the “House of Atreus”.
Director: Theo Angelopoulos
Written by: Theo Aggelopoulos
Cast: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan, Stratos Pahis, Maria Vassiliou, Petros Zarkadis, Kiriakos Katrivanos, Giannis Fyrios, Nina Papazaphiropoulou, Alekos Boubis, Grigoris Evangelatos, Kostas Stiliaris
Music by: Loukianos Kilaidonis
Language: Greek (no subtitles)
Awards: Cannes Film Festival (International Film Critics Award) 1975, International Thessaloniki Film Festival (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Greek Critics Association Award) 1975, British Film Institute (Best Film of the Year) 1976, Berlin Festival (Interfilm Award) 1975, Italian Film Critics Association (Best Film of the Decade 1970-1980), etc.
The film will be screened within the framework of the film festival “Marking Greek Cinema: Angelopoulos / Tassios”, organised by the Photography and Cinematography Club of Ayioi Omoloyites Cultural Workshop.
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