Landscape in the Mist

Theodoros Angelopoulos (1988)

“There are sights in the film that once seen cannot be forgotten.”
— Stephen Holden, The New York Times

Two children — the pubescent Voula and her five-year-old brother Alexander— journey in search of their absent father, whom they believe resides in Germany. Their odyssey is often disrupted, but every setback further fuels their cause. The surreal journey never ends; they continue on foot, car and hitchhikes from strangers in the vast, bleached lands.

With an ingenious blend of poetic realism and subtle juxtaposition, Angelopoulos blurs the lines of childhood and adolescence. Landscape in the Mist is a poignant tale of human detachment and the tender brutality of life.

The film won a Silver Lion in the 1988 Venice Film Festival and the Interfilm Award at the 1989 Berlin International Film Festival. Landscape in the Mist was also Angelopoulos’ first feature to screen in the US, to critical acclaim for its artistry and thoughtful pacing.

Theodoros Angelopoulos

Greece

In Greek with English subtitles

1988

PG (Some Disturbing Scenes)

35mm

Saturday, 17 Oct

1:30 PM

Saturday, 17 Oct

1:30 PM

127 min