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Theo Angelopoulos, "THE WEEPING MEADOW"

"The Weeping Meadow" is the first film in Theo Angelopoulos' "Trilogy" that tells of the fate of the Greek people through the relationship between two people, a relationship that spans the 20th century all the way to the early 21st. The first part is set in Greece between 1919 and 1949, beginning with the entry of the Red Army into Odessa and the flight of the city's Greek community and ends in 1949 with the end of the Greek civil war. Shooting was done in Lake Kerkini, where an entire village was built as a film set and then sunk in the waters.


  • The greatest scenery ever made in Greece and one of the greatest in Europe
  • European Film Academy, 2004:
    • Critics' Award - Prix FIPRESCI
  • Vienna International Film Festival, Austria, 2004
  • Montreal World Film Festival, Canada, 2004
  • Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, 2004
  • 48th London Film Festival, UK, 2004
  • Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, 2004
  • Chicago International Film Festival, USA, 2004
  • Brisbane Greek Film Festival, Australia, 2005
  • Sydney Film Festival, Australia, 2005
  • Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria, 2005
  • FEBIOFEST Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2007, screening
  • Alexandria International Film Festival, Egypt, 2007, screening
  • Huesca International Film Festival (Tribute to Theo Angelopoulos), Spain, 2009
  • Era New Horizons (Tribute to Theo Angelopoulos), Poland, 2008, screening
  • Kolkata Film Festival, India, 2008, screening
  • Munich Cinemateque (Tribute to Theo Angelopoulos), Germany, 2009, screening
  • Trieste Film Festival, 2011, screening
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival, China, 2010, screening
  • Yerevan International Film Festival, Golden Apricot, Armenia, 2010, screening
  • Adana International Film Festival, Turkey, 2010, screening
  • Kerala International Film Festival, India, 2011, screening
  • Bengaluru International Film Festival India, 2011, screening
  • Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2012, screening


Directed byTheo Angelopoulos
ScreenplayTheo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris
CinematographyAndreas Sinanos
MusicHelen Karaindrou
EditingGiorgos Triantafillou
Art DirectorGiorgos Patsas, Costas Dimitriadis
Costume DesignIoulia Stavridou
Sound RecordingMarinos Athanassopoulos
CastAlexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Eva Kotamanidou, Giorgos Armenis, Vassilis Kolovos, Toula Stathopoulou, Michalis Yannatos, Thalia Argiriou, Grigoris Evagelatos
Executive ProducerCostas Lambropoulos, Nikos Sekeris
ProducerPhoebe Oikonomopoulou
ProductionTheo Angelopoulos, Greek Film Centre, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation), Bac Films SA (Paris, France), STO.RIE (Rome, Italy)
2004, 35mm, color, 170', Dolby Digital