Ulysses' Gaze DVD cover
|Directed by||Theo Angelopoulos|
|Produced by||Phoebe Economopoulos
|Written by||Theo Angelopoulos
|Music by||Eleni Karaindrou|
|Distributed by||Roissy Films|
|Release dates||13 September 1995 (France)|
|Running time||176 minutes|
Ulysses' Gaze (Greek: Το βλέμμα του Οδυσσέα, translit. To Vlemma tou Odyssea) is a 1995 Greek film directed by Theo Angelopoulos. The actor Gian Maria Volonté died during the filming. He was replaced by Erland Josephson.
A successful Greek filmmaker (Harvey Keitel) is returning home and sets out on an epic journey across the battered Balkans in search of three lost reels of film by the Manakis brothers, the pioneering photographers who introduced movies into the Balkans at the beginning of the century.
The search for the reels of film works as a metaphor for a search for the common history of the Balkan countries. It is also a reflection on the impossibility of finding new fora of communication. The film ends in Sarajevo, where A finds both the lost reels and his true love (Maia Morgensten), who is executed by a death squad. The director laments both the lost love and the impossibility of building a new solidarity in the Balkans.
- Grand Jury Prize - 1995 Cannes Film Festival
- Critics Award 1995 - European Film Academy
- The Top 100 Films of All Time - TIME Magazine
- The Top 100 Films of All Time - The Moving Arts Film Journal
- "Festival de Cannes: Ulysses' Gaze". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-09-05.
- Ulysses' Gaze at the Internet Movie Database
- Ulysses' Gaze at AllMovie
- Ulysses' Gaze at Rotten Tomatoes
- Ulysses' Gaze (1995) TIME Magazine All-Time 100 best films
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