Episode 111: Theo Angelopoulos’s Landscape in the Mist (1988)

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In this episode, I talk about Theo Angelopoulos’s 1988 film, “Landscape in the Mist.” This film follows a brother and sister–Alexandros and Voula–who leave their home in Greece and go on a journey to find their father in Germany. They’ve never met him and they long to have a connection with him. Over the course of their journey, they will see both the best and the worst that humanity has to offer. I talk about Angelopoulos and his cinema and provide an in-depth analysis of the film, exploring subjects like loss of innocence and loneliness. For listeners in the United States, this film is probably hard to find.  It’s not readily available right now but I hope one day that it is. There are spoilers in this episode. In the film, there is also a rape scene and a scene of an animal dying. I know those subjects might be upsetting for some people.  Even if you have not seen this film, I urge you to at least listen to my section on Angelopoulos and how I discovered this film.

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