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Landscape in the Mist
Directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos
I didn't realize that this was the same director who created Traveling Players, a four hour long monotonous nightmare of a film that I was forced to sit through a few months ago. With this movie, I had to relive my horror all over again, although at least this one wasn't as long.
Voula and Alexandros are told by their mother that their father lives in Germany. Armed with this vague information, the two children run away from home and try to get to their father. Along the way, they meet Orestis, a young actor who looks out for them for a while. Other people they run into aren't so friendly. This ends our streak of films without rape, which was currently at two. Impressive, right?
I have never seen anyone film a movie at such a maddeningly slow place. It's not artistic; it's just annoying. Obviously the director doesn't value the viewers' time. And then when something does actually happen, it's incredibly upsetting. I am in a really bad mood, so I am particularly vicious today.
Really not a must see and I am glad we are putting this director behind us.
The tagline is "a voyage of initiation." The most pretentious piece of nonsense I have ever heard.