Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow Image
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  • Summary: The film, the first of a projected trilogy, traces the history of Greece in the 20th century through the story of the relationship between a man and a woman over decades. Part one ends with the Greek civil war after World War II.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    100
    There are moments of such breathtaking grace and artistry that you'd be forgiven for thinking you're watching the most beautiful movie ever made.
  2. Though he's foggy on the specifics, Angelopoulos makes the tides of history felt through each painterly frame.
  3. 88
    In his fourth outing with the director, cinematographer Andreas Sinanos produces stunning scene after stunning scene, almost as if each frame were a small painting.
  4. Certainly has the look and feel of a masterpiece, but it's missing the emotional core that most moviegoers need.
  5. The Weeping Meadow shares the awed sense of solemn apocalypse with his (Angelopoulos) signature films, but it's lighter, more musical and folktale-ish.
  6. 70
    How can one not revere a movie director who causes the printers of travel brochures to cry out in distress? The Greece of sun, sand, and sea is not open for business here, Angelopoulos having decided that grandeur, grief, and grayness are more his line of work.
  7. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    50
    The movie plays like a career summation in which the 68-year-old writer-director has simply run out new ideas.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 3