Landscape in the Mist
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(Nov 29, 2005)
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Since there are no other available forms, by all means watch the DVD or the video. Just be aware that you are not seeing the work as it was intended by the artist, Theo Angelopoulos--alas, better a poor copy than nothing at all. But hopefully, when Artificial Eye in the UK finally gets around to bringing out their version, they will do more justice to the film.
The greek company NewStar is releasing (authorized by Angelopoulos) excellent transfers of
his films, including Landscape in the Mist, with english subtitles.
Two fulminating and devastating images support the film: in the beginning of the picture the sister tells the story of the Creation to his brother for him to sleep and the other, in the end when the brother after making the awful journey tells the same story to her sister, whom in this case is frightened. The elder sister writes in the letter to his father this eloquent statement: "We don't know We are so tired that we don't know if we go forward or back, so we lose themselves..."
Let's talk the same Angelopoulos: "We live in a culture which has inherited these myths and it's necessary to destroy them, lessen them to the human dimension. It's an arrangement' s count with my natural heritage. I don't accept the fairy tales, the idea of the fate. I introduce the myth in the politic reality and that becomes history in a very different dimension. It's not an interpretation. I confer a dimension at the level of the man, due he is who makes the history, not the myth."
Silence of God, understood as the silence of the own origins. Voula and Alexandros, two brothers who desperately undertake a journey in search of an impossible and unattainable father, conceived as father, memory, origin and history.
Once more, we assist to the main concernments of this superb filmmaker, the return to historical references. Germany is then, a simple reference pattern, it's the trip what it really maters, with all the painful implications, risks and hazardous consequences this fact brings with it. Like exiled angels, they suffer in silence in an indifferent world that does not care the death of a horse in the middle of the night.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Always poetic and profound with an essential use of words and cinematographic images. One of the best directors ever! Amazon should make all his films available in Instant VideoPublished 21 months ago by Maria Elena Alonso
I seem to have the same reaction to each of Angelopoulos' films; flawed genius. But in each film, what feels flawed and what feels masterful is different. Read morePublished on December 18, 2010 by K. Gordon
This ravishing, utterly dreamlike road fable by Greek master Angelopoulos features some of the most remarkable visual set pieces you will ever see: a wedding party half-buried in... Read morePublished on July 9, 2007 by John Farr
there is a part in this film where the characters find a strip of film in a trash can. one of the characters (orestes) holds this piece of film up to the light. Read morePublished on August 5, 2002
This is an unforgetable movie for a life time to me. Master piece of Art!Published on April 8, 2000 by Tung-lung Lin
I saw this movie years ago. Whenever anyone asks what my favorite movie is, my reply is always the same. Read morePublished on April 7, 2000