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With this film especially, Angelopoulos pushes himself alongside Tarr as my favorite. Before, it had been Tarr and Angelopoulos as #1 and #2, but to quantify culture and life in these beautiful little metaphors, always earnest and never pretentious, building quietly and connecting to each other through decades... it's hard…

puffin commented on his own review of Eternity and a Day

Oh yeah, Broadcast is really cool too. At first I thought that was what you meant, but then I realized Reconstruction was pretty different from his other stuff too, so I assumed you meant that.

I do hope companies like Criterion give Greek cinema more attention in the coming years.…

puffin commented on his own review of Eternity and a Day

@Edgar: that's an interesting point about Greek filmmakers. I wonder if there is a particular reason their greatest directors are so consistent, in comparison to the terrific but varying careers of the greatest in other countries.

and despite Reconstruction being so different from his other work, I still think it's…

puffin commented on his own review of Eternity and a Day

Thank you Edgar! Modern Theo is a bit of a different beast from his earlier stuff, but I love the way he transitioned between eras. He seemed to veer a little on the side of accessibility, which is probably why a film like this is among his most popular (as…

puffin commented on his own review of Eternity and a Day

The Hunters is admittedly pretty cryptic at points, and I would be lying if I said I understood each and every point Angelopoulos made throughout the film. The same can be said about a film like Voyage to Cythera, which is mostly built on the context of its history.

That…

puffin reviewed, liked and rated Eternity and a Day ★★★★★ on Saturday Jun 15, 2019

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