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The Owl's Heritage

L'héritage de la chouette

Directed by Chris Marker
France, Greece, 1989
Documentary, TV Movie


A television series based on Greek culture and its rich, often troublesome heritage.

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The Owl's Heritage Directed by Chris Marker

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  • dionysus67's rating of the film The Owl's Heritage

    Only Marker's genius could provide a modernist paean to the magnetic force of ancient Greece. The own of Minerva is a systematic visual motif as Castoriadis, Angelopoulos, Axelos, Vasilikos, Steiner, Serres, Kazan, Xenakis among others engage in an ecstatically intellectual appreciation of the world-historical Greek spirit. The analogies with Japan impress and Hegel's Owl dictum has the last word. Essential viewing!

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