Landscapes in the Mist (Topio stin omichli)
Landscapes in the Mist (Topio stin omichli) (1988)

Produced, directed and written in his traditionally episodic fashion by Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos, the internationally produced Landscape in the Mist concentrates on a pair of runaway children, played by Tania Palaiogou and Michalis… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

There are some visually striking and dramatically effective moments in this film about two children who leave home for Germany in search of their father, but the 126 minutes seemed to last forever.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

To say that the Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos is a movie poet doesn't mean that the poetry isn't patience-trying or mediocre.

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Fernando F. Croce
Slant Magazine

What keeps the film from succumbing to the same orgy of artistic self-fondling is Angelopoulos's feeling for the characters as people rather than pawns.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

If the overall tone is bleak in its portayal of betrayals, loneliness and disillusionment, Angelopoulos' assured control of mood, Giorgos Arvanitis' superb camerawork, and the kids' glowing performances provide ample pleasures.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Angelopoulos observes this youthful epic with seasoned restraint.

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Film4

Superb camerawork and radiant performances from the two leads illuminate this dark odyssey.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

There are sights in the film that once seen cannot be forgotten.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Unfortunately, Angelopoulos' conceptual grip is so vise-like that these two never seem to break out into anything resembling the spontaneous behavior of kids.

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Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

There are rich rewards here, and the patient moviegoer looking more for art than plot will feel rewarded.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Dimitris Springer
Sadness and solitude.Can't spread any optimistic message if one erases the finale which is a huge diversion from most Angelopoulos' films.The little… More