Landscape in the Mist: thinking beyond the perimeter fence

Donald, Stephanie (2015) Landscape in the Mist: thinking beyond the perimeter fence. In: The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 206-218. ISBN 9780748697953, 9780748697960, 9781474409117

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Abstract

The chapter engages with the idea of the actor as agent and critical presence in the film (Landscape in the Mist, Angelopoulos, 1988). This case pertains to Voula, a girl of about 11 years old who undertakes a significant and symbolic journey across Greece, travelling with her young brother, Alexandre. The film is a coming-of -age film, but also a film about migration and childhood, showing the harshness meted out to children who travel alone. However, at the heart of the film the character of Voula, in the performance of Tania Palaiologou, contradicts the profoundly dangerous assertion of both film-maker and critics that rape is an experience that propels maturation. Rather, it is an assault which pushes the victim away from a secure adulthood and towards sacrifice.

Keywords:Childhood and Migration, Greek fim and history, auteur cinema, Angelopoulos, children on film, critical agency and actors
Subjects:R European Languages, Literature and related subjects > R930 Other European Societies and Cultures
P Mass Communications and Documentation > P303 Film studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Film)
ID Code:31958
Deposited On:21 Jun 2018 20:23

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