The Suspended Step of the Stork(To meteoro vima tou pelargou)

  • Dir: Theo Angelopoulos

  • Greece/France/Italy/Switzerland, 1991, Greek/English, 150mins, 35mm

  • Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, Gregory Karr

“How many borders do we have to cross before we reach home?” The aging, reclusive refugee is believed to be a famous Greek politician missing years ago, now living among refugees from different countries who are waiting to start life anew “somewhere else”. Told from the perspective of a young journalist who seeks to ascertain his identity, it is a prophecy about the “melancholy at the end of the century”, in which Angelopoulos weaves a poetical allegory on borders, refugees, a changing world in our turbulent age – and the possibility of a “new humanism” evoked in an almost mythical closing image of refixing communications. Screening with short film Three Minutes (2007, 3’) 

Cannes Film Festival: In Competition


    In-theatre Screening

    • Cancelled2022-01-29 (Sat)
      Cancelled2022-02-27 (Sun)