Greek Tragedies October 1, 2005Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
Cor blimey! What a 20th century those Greeks had, eh! If it wasn’t mass refugee influxes from Odessa (Red Army arriving) (or Turkey, death throes of Ottoman Empire), it was the Second World War and Civil War. All of this is embodied in the first part of Theo Angelopoulos’s trilogy, The Weeping Meadow (or Τριλογία 1: Το Λιβάδι που δακρύζει, if we want to be flash and make sure I get as many of the world’s scripts on here as possible) in the shape of the film’s heroine, Eleni, Greece personified. The film looks delicious with oodles of water imagery (death and destruction), trains (change, upheaval) and emotions expressed in a way that an English soul can only shudder at. I shall look forward to parts 2 and 3, no doubt covering the years of dictatorship (part 2) and Greece winning the European Championships and the Olympic Games in Athens (part 3). This was very kindly sent to me by the ever-generous DJ Lukeski who is giving away music here. Yes. Free CDs!