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The Beekeeper(O melissokomos)

  • Dir: Theo Angelopoulos

  • Greece/Italy, 1986, Greek/French, 122mins, DCP

  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Nadia Mourouzi, Serge Reggiani

Chronicling the aimless life of a middle-aged schoolteacher, this is a dark and sombre portrait of profound disconnection, solitude and obsolescence. Embarking on his family traditional vocation of apiculture to get away from strained family relations, the man of the past desperately attempts to connect with the realities of an unfamiliar modern world through a promiscuous young hitchhiker who lives for the present, only to confirm his disenchantment with the future. In the legendary Marcello Mastroianni's Spyros the father figure reincarnates, embracing the solemn silence and loneliness in a deeply personal journey that starts and ends with the doomed fate of his hives. 

Venice Film Festival: In Competition

23/1(Sun): Film talk with Angela Law

Screening:

In-theatre Screening