As part of a television series devoted to Europe’s major cities, Angelopoulos was commissioned to make this film about Athens. Although much of Angelopoulos’ cinema is set among the villages of the northern countryside, he was born and raised in the city, so this film finds the director musing on an Athenian past that is variously ancient, national and personal, as well as clips from the “history” films The Travelling Players, The Hunters and Alexander the Great.
Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos. AKA Athens, Return to the Acropolis / Αθήνα, επιστροφή στην Ακρόπολη
Writers: Theodoros Angelopoulos, K. Kairofilla, Tasos Livaditis, Henry Miller, Kostas Resvanis (idea), Giorgos Seferis (poem), Kostas Tahtsis.