Theo Angelopoulos (1935-2012)

In light of what I posted here yesterday about my discovery of the films of Theo Angelopoulos, it comes as a particular shock today to hear that the great director died yesterday in a road accident while working on his latest feature. This represents the loss of a towering talent, one of that select group […]

Discovering Theo Angelopoulos

Picture from Theo Angelopoulos' Eternity and a Day, 1998

Film festivals create a peculiar psychological space, lifting you out of “reality” and immersing you in a subjective world where what you see up there on screens in dark auditoriums becomes more important than anything else – even eating and sleeping seem to become irrelevant. The Toronto International Film Festival Having lived mostly in Winnipeg for […]

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