About the film
The Weeping Meadow
Release Date: February 20, 2004
|Genres||:||Romance, Drama, History|
|Production Companies||:||ZDF/Arte, EPT, Attica Art Productions, Networxx - Film Management, Intermédias, Classic, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Bac Films, Movie Reinhold Elschot, ZDF, Eurimages, Greek Film Centre, Theo Angelopoulos Films, Canal+, ARTE France Cinéma, Network Movie, RAI|
|Producers||:||Theo Angelopoulos, Amedeo Pagani, Jean Labadie, Reinhold Elschot, Peter Nadermann, Meinolf Zurhorst, Giorgio Silvagni, Kostas Kefalas, Harris Papadopoulos, Nikos Sekeris, Phoebe Economopoulos, Foivi Oikonomopoulou|
|Writers||:||Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni|
This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is also taken care by Alexis' family. The refugees build a small village somewhere near a river and we watch as the kids grow up and fall in love. But difficult times of dictatorship and war are coming...