in about 100 words or less
Greece 230m, Colour
Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos; Cast: Eva Kotamanidou, Aliki Georgouli, Vangelis Kazan, Stratos Pahis, Maria Vassiliou, Petros Zarkadis, Kiriakos Katrivanos, Giannis Fyrios, Nina Papazaphiropoulou, Alekos Boubis, Grigoris Evangelatos, Kosta Stiliaris
The Travelling Players is a historical drama entwined with classical mythology that traces the history of Greece from 1939 to 1952 as a series of violent political upheavals in which peace and prosperity are promised but never achieved. Following a small theatre company whose performance of Golfo The Shepherdess is continually interrupted by wartime activities, this is a lively musical film that contains elements of black comedy and surrealism (Klaus Ming September 2016).