The Travelling Players

Sun 12/18 • 7PM - 11PM PST

Billy Wilder Theater at the Hammer Museum

The Travelling Players
O Thiassos, Greece, 1975

A powerful vision of postwar Greek history as experienced by a troupe of actors on perennial tour, The Travelling Players swept the awards at the 1975 Thessaloniki Film Festival and announced Theo Angelopoulos as a major international auteur. A multi-generational ensemble, the players drag themselves and their trunks from one train station and theater to the next, seemingly inured to the sweep of politics and war around them until they each, inevitably, become enmeshed with the tumult of their times. The myth of Atrides informs the personal dynamics among the players as they move through time with historical periods often shifting within a single, long tracking shot.

35mm, color, in Greek, German and English with English subtitles, 230 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriter: Theo Angelopoulos. With: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan.

Part of:
Landscapes of Time: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos

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