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Theo Angelopoulos, "ULYSSES' GAZE"

A Greek - American filmmaker (Harvey Keitel) returns to Greece after many years, in search of three undeveloped reels by the Manaki Brothers, the film pioneers of the Balkans. The desperate search for the film that contains the first imprint of a gaze on the Balkan Peninsula, also becomes a search for a gaze on the part of filmmaker, who is looking for a new way to look at the world. Now that all ideologies have collapsed and the socialist dream has been carried away by the river of History, the adventure of the gaze is the only adventure left which is worth telling...


  • Grand Prix of the Jury, Cannes International Film Festival, 1995
  • FIPRESCI Award of the International Critics, Cannes International Film Festival, 1995
  • Felix of the Critics (FIPRESCI Award), European Film Awards, 1995
  • Silver Ribbon Award for Best Director-Foreign Film, Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 1996
  • Mainichi Film Concours Award for Best Foreign Language Film, Mainichi Film Concours (Japan), 1997
  • 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
  • Circulo De Bellas Artes, (Tribute to Theo Angelopoulos), Madrid, 2008, screening
  • Munich Cinemateque (Tribute to Theo Angelopoulos), Germany, 2009, screening
  • Adana International Film Festival, Turkey, 2010, screening
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival, China, 2010, screening
  • Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, 2012, screening
  • Panorama of Greek Cinema (Avalon Theatre), Washington, 2011, screening
  • Festival Est - Ouest, Drome (Italy), 2011, screening


Directed byTheo Angelopoulos
ScreenplayTheo Angelopoulos, with the collaboration of Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni
CinematographyGiorgos Arvanitis
MusicHelen Karaindrou
EditingYannis Tsitsopoulos
Art DirectorGiorgos Patsas, Miodrac Mile Nicolic
Costume DesignGiorgos Ziakas
Sound RecordingThanassis Arvanitis, Marton Jankov Tomica, Francis Perreard, Beloyannis Haralambidis
Sound MixBernard Leroux
CastHarvey Keitel, Maya Morgenstern, Eriand Josephson, Thanassis Vengos, Giorgos Michalakopoulos, Dora Volanaki, Mania Papadimitriou
Executive ProducerCostas Lambropoulos
ProducerPhoebe Oikonomopoulou
ProductionTheo Angelopoulos, Greek Film Centre, Mega Channel, Paradis Films (Paris), La Generale d' Images, La SEPT Paris
1995, 35mm, color, 176', Dolby Digital