Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004) Makes Us Feel the History of Greece

The Weeping Meadow, a 2004 film directed by Theo Angelopoulos, is the first of a trilogy about Greek history and Greeks trapped in its nets. The second volume of the trilogy is The Dust of Time (2008), and the third was never made, due to the unfortunate death of Angelopoulos in 2012. There is also a prequel to the trilogy, The Traveling Players (1975). In The Weeping Meadow, the much-suffering heroes Eleni and Alexis can find few moments of peace or happiness. And they speak so little throughout the film, making us feel how much their lives are controlled by the political, social, and economic turmoil that rocked 20th Century Greece.