„Korfulamu” – Journeys Through Time in the Films of Theodoros Angelopoulos Cover Image

„Korfulamu” – podróże przez czas w kinie Theodorosa Angelopoulosa
„Korfulamu” – Journeys Through Time in the Films of Theodoros Angelopoulos

Author(s): Adam Cichoń
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Theodoros Angelopoulos; Greek cinema; journey; time

Summary/Abstract: An important figure in the work of Theodoros Angelopoulos is the refugee, and many of his characters have just such a status. Importantly however they consider themselves refugees regardless of the place in which they find themselves. They are condemned to travel, to an everlasting journey from place to place in search of home they covet so much. Angelopoulos emphasized that his films are also a search or a quest and that is why each of them is a journey. In his work this subject is largely related to the category of time. We should understand travel in the broadest sense possible, also as human life. The director devotes great attention to the passage of time, as evidenced by such films as "Eternity and a Day or Voyage to Cythera". The interrelation of time and the theme of travel seems to be one of the deepest intentions of the Greek artist. In the article, Cichoń attempts to interpret Angelopoulos’ films as specific journeys through time.

  • Issue Year: 2019
  • Issue No: 107
  • Page Range: 145-156
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish