Landscapes in the Mist (Topio stin omichli)
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Landscapes in the Mist (Topio stin omichli)
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 Zeke. The kids are en route to Germany, where they believe their father is dwelling. The adventures during their trek range from heartwarming (the kids are briefly "adopted" by a group of itinerant actors and by affable cyclist Stratos Tzortzoglou) and harrowing (Palaiogou is raped by a callous truck driver). The film's title refers to the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"To say that the Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos is a movie poet doesn't mean that the poetry isn't patience-trying or mediocre."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"You appreciate its artistry, but it's a dispassionate appreciation."
‑ Steve Davis, Austin Chronicle
"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."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Angelopoulos observes this youthful epic with seasoned restraint."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Superb camerawork and radiant performances from the two leads illuminate this dark odyssey."
‑ , Film4
"It is meant to haunt us."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There are sights in the film that once seen cannot be forgotten."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Unfortunately, Angelopoulos' conceptual grip is so vise-like that these two never seem to break out into anything resembling the spontaneous behavior of kids."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"There are rich rewards here, and the patient moviegoer looking more for art than plot will feel rewarded."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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