Original title: O melissokomos
Director: Theo Angelopoulos
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni, Nadia Mourouzi, Serge Reggiani
Greece-France 1986 | Colour | 122 mins | Drama
Avaliable on: DVD
Distinguished Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos directs the great Marcello Mastroianni in this extraordinary and beautifully photographed tale of self-discovery. Spyros, a schoolmaster of late middle-age, is also a beekeeper. Disenchanted and unfulfilled by his life, he takes leave of his wife and grown children to embark on a solitary journey in search of the emerging springtime flowers for his cherished beehives. Moving from village to village, he encounters a young girl hitchhiker who awakens in him feelings that start to become an obsession.