Weeping Meadow

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Weeping Meadow ★★ Trilogia: To Livadi pou dakryzei; Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow; Eleni; La Sorgente del fiume; La Terre qui pleure 2004

Greek tragedy? Part one of Theo Angelopoulos' historical trilogy starts with a family fleeing Russia's Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and landing in Greece. Eleni (Aidini) and Alexis (Poursadinis) are stepsiblings who fall in love and struggle to forge and remain their romantic relationship, though the fates are continually against them. Eleni bears twins she is forced to give up for adoption. Story weaves through time as the sons grow and tragedy after tragedy besets all involved. 168m/C DVD . Alexandra Aidini, Nikos Poursanidis, Yorgos Armenis, Vasilis Kolovos, Eva Kotamanidou, Toula Stothopoulou, Mihalis Yannatos, Thalia Argyriou, Grigoris Evangelatos; W: Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni; C: Andreas Sinanos; M: Eleni Karaindrou.