An old man leaves his life behind and goes on his last journey. Not even the young woman whom he picks up by the roadside can revive his spirits. Panic is all she causes in him wanting to save him, who thinks himself lost. The couple makes love in an old cinema. Then she leaves and the old man goes to his death. O MELISSOKÓMOS tells „that only the past is not enough for the future and that future without the past isn‘t easy either“ writes Walter Ruggle. But most of all, one would want to add, is O MELISSOKÓMOS a lesson in „seeing“.

Greece/France/Italy 1986
Regie: Théo Angelopoulos
122 min, 35mm, OmU

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