• English Title Alexander the Great (O Megalexandros)
  • Original Title Ο Μεγαλέξαντρος
  • Year: 1980
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Country: Greece, Italy
  • Duration: 210'
  • Director: Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος / Theo Angelopoulos
  • Scriptwriter: Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος (σε συνεργασία με τον Πέτρο Μάρκαρη) / Theo Angelopoulos (in collaboration with Petros Markaris)
  • Cinematography: Γιώργος Αρβανίτης / Giorgos Arvanitis
  • Editing: Γιώργος Τριανταφύλλου / Giorgos Triantafillou
  • Music / Score: Χριστοδουλος Χάλαρης / Christodoulos Halaris
  • Sound: Αργύρης Λαζαρίδης / Argyris Lazaridis
  • Cast: Omero Antonutti, Εύα Κοταμανίδου, Μιχάλης Γιαννάτος, Γρηγόρης Ευαγγελάτος, Χριστόφορος Κ. Νέζερ, Μιράντα Κουνελάκη, Θάνος Γραμμένος, Τούλα Σταθοπούλου, Ηλίας Ζαφειρόπουλος, Francesco Carnelutti, Brizio Montinaro, Laura de Marchi, Claudio Betan, Norman Mozzato / Omero Antonutti, Eva Kotamanidou, Grigoris Evangelatos, Michalis Yannatos, Christophoros K. Nezer, Miranda Kounelaki, Thanos Grammenos, Toula Stathopoulou, Ilias Zafiropoulos
  • Production: Φοίβη Σταυροπούλου, Lorenzo Ostuni / Phoebe Stavropoulou, Lorenzo Ostuni, RAI, ZDF, Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος, ΕΚΚ/RAI, ZDF, Theo Angelopoulos Productions, Greek Film Centre
  • Awards: 1980. Χρυσό Λιοντάρι στο Φεστιβάλ Βενετίας· Βραβείο της Διεθνούς Ένωσης Κριτικών Κινηματογράφου (Fipresci)· Βραβείο Cinema Nuovo Φεστιβάλ Βενετίας· Βραβείο της Πανελλήνιας Ένωσης Κριτικών Κινηματογράφου (ΠΕΚΚ) στο Φεστιβάλ Θεσσαλονίκης 1980 / 1980. Golden Lion and International Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI), Venice Film Festival/ Cinema Nuovo Award, Venice Film Festival. Greek Association of Film Critics (PEKK) Award Thessaloniki Film Festival 1980
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Greek, Italian, English
  • Format: Μη διαθέσιμη πληροφορία
  • Print Source: Θόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος Παραγωγή Ταινιών / Theo Angelopoulos Film Production
From Friday, 27 May 2022 20:00 until Friday, 27 May 2022 23:40
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On New Year's Eve 1900, a dangerous bandit escapes from prison, riding a white horse. The people call him Magalexandros, seeing in him the mythical analogue of the heroes of popular uprisings. With the help of his lads, he kidnaps a group of English diplomats and holds them hostage in his village, asking the government for amnesty and the return of the land to the villagers. The community of the villagers, under the guidance of a socialist teacher, greet Alexander as their savior. The harmony, however, does not last long... Angelopoulos, in a masterful way, deals with the contradictions in the formation of the nation-state that permeate both the popular uprisings and the corruption of state officials.

Theo Angelopoulos (1935-2012) was one of the most important Greek auteurs. He studied law at the University of Athens and cinema in Paris (Sorbonne and IDHEC). His films have been screened at many international festivals and have won many awards and distinctions, while he and his work hold an important place in world cinema and film literature.



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