The Melbourne Cinémathèque & ACMI present
Marcello Mastroianni stars as a retired teacher travelling around Greece to gather nectar for his bees in this second film of Theo Angelopoulos’ haunting 'trilogy of silence' (which also includes Voyage to Cythera and Landscape in the Mist). Guerra co-scripted all of Angelopoulos’ features from the mid-1980s until the Greek director’s death, and this film is exemplary of their creative partnership, with the sparse dialogue of Guerra’s philosophical script delicately framing the director’s mesmerising visuals. With Serge Reggiani.
Italian-language 35mm print courtesy of Cinecittà Luce.
Also screening on Wed 22 February
“The Art is Very Jealous”: Tonino Guerra, Writing Images
Amarcord (1973) – Wed 8 Feb, 7pm
Blow Up (1966) – Wed 8 Feb, 9.20pm
Nostalghia (1983) – Wed 15 Feb, 7pm
The Mattei Affair (1972) – Wed 15 Feb, 9.20pm
The Assassin (1961) – Wed 22 Feb, 7pm
The Beekeeper (1986) – Wed 22 Feb, 8.50pm
Screenwriting professor Howard Rodman described Tonino Guerra’s work as “the brave and moral thread that runs through the fabric of modernist cinema” but Guerra’s preferred categorisation of his contribution was simply to claim he “added some structure”...
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