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Angelopoulos: Epic Cinema
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Ulysses' Gaze

To Vlemma tou Odyssea

Greece, 1995
  • Greek
  • English
Angelopoulos: Epic Cinema


A Greek-American filmmaker returns to his home town in northern Greece for a screening of his latest controversial film. His real reason for coming back, however, is to track down three long-missing reels of film by Greece’s pioneering Manakis brothers.

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Behold the epic cinema of Greek auteur Theo Angelopoulos! One of the last directors who truly had monumental visions for the grandeur of motion pictures, Angelopoulos, who was born this day, here uses the screen as a huge canvas to explore post-communist Europe and the importance of cinema itself.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1995 | 2 wins including: FIPRESCI Prize

São Paulo International Film Festival


European Film Awards

1995 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

1995 | Nominee: European Film of the Year

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1998 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

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