Ulysses' Gaze


2h 53m 1995

Brief Synopsis

One man's journey in the modern Balkans of poverty, conflict, fanaticism, and war. A story built on the myth of Ulysses, a journey and a quest from Florina to Corytsa and the old Monastery, to Philipoupolis, Bucharest and Costanza on the Black Sea with its memories of Greece, and from there over the

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Regard d'Ulysse, Regard d'Ulysse, Le, To Vlemma Tou Odyssea
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Channel 4; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Eurimages; Film4 Productions; IFA Cinema; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; La Sept Cinema; Paradis Films; Roissy Films; Tele Muenchen Group
Distribution Company
Bac Films Distribution; Fox Lorber Associates; Fox Lorber Home Video
Location
Ukraine; Albania; Athens, Greece; Macedonia; Bulgaria; Croatia; Florina, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; Serbia; Romania; Bosnia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 53m

Synopsis

One man's journey in the modern Balkans of poverty, conflict, fanaticism, and war. A story built on the myth of Ulysses, a journey and a quest from Florina to Corytsa and the old Monastery, to Philipoupolis, Bucharest and Costanza on the Black Sea with its memories of Greece, and from there over the Danube to Belgrade, to Vucovar, to Mostar and to Sarajevo. The reason for the journey of this latter-day Ulysses: a short film by the Manaki brothers, Greece's first filmmakers, undeveloped since the turn of the century. The quest for a lost gaze and a lost innocence.

Crew

Pera Albero

Production Assistant

Pera Albero

Mr Josephson'S Driver

Fani Alexaki

Makeup

Theo Angelopoulos

Producer

Theo Angelopoulos

Screenplay

Giorgios Arvanitis

Director Of Photography

Thanassis Arvanitis

Sound Engineer

Dusan Buganovic

Boom

Ellen Athena Catsikeas

Production Assistant

Dimitris Damalas

1st Assistant Camera

Lubomir Despotovic

Assistant Grip

Phoebe Economopoulos

Line Producer

Angelos Frantzis

Production Assistant

Margarita Gariou

Accountant

Slobodan Gojkovic

Chief Electrician

Christos Goutis

2nd Carpenter

Tonino Guerra

Screenwriter

Martin Jankov-tomica

Sound Engineer

Eleni Karaindou

Music

Eleni Karaindrou

Music

Dimitris Karatzounis

Propman

Takis Katselis

Assistant Director

Dr. Herbert G Kloiber

Associate Producer

Joseph Kudelka

Set Photographer

Alekos Lambrides

Casting

Costas Lambropoulos

Executive Producer

Costas Lambropoulos

Production Manager

Margarita Manda

Script Supervisor

Petros Markaris

Screenwriter

Linos Meintanis

Assistant Steadicam

Katerina Moleti

Hairdresser

Theodore Mourtas

1st Carpenter

Mile Nicolic

Production Designer

Harris Papadopoulos

Casting

Yorgos Patsas

Production Designer

Panagiotis Portokalakis

1st Assistant Director

Grigoris Samiotis

Grip

Nikos Sekeris

Production Assistant

Soavko Simonovic

Electrician

Marc Soustras

Executive Producer

Nikos Triantafilopoulos

Assistant Set Designer

Vangelis Tsembelis

Mr Keitel'S Driver

Athena Tserekof

Makeup

Yannis Tsitsopoulos

Editor

Yiannis Tsitsopoulos

Editor

Panos Tzelekis

Boom

Stratis Vouyoukas

Production Assistant

Nenad Vukadinovic

Boom

Alekos Yiannaros

Steadicam Operator

Lina Yiannopoulou

Assistant Costume Designer

Olivier Zenensky

Special Effects A

Yorgos Ziakas

Costume Designer

Akis Zorbas

2nd Assistant Camera

Film Details

Also Known As
Le Regard d'Ulysse, Regard d'Ulysse, Le, To Vlemma Tou Odyssea
Release Date
1995
Production Company
Channel 4; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Eurimages; Film4 Productions; IFA Cinema; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; La Sept Cinema; Paradis Films; Roissy Films; Tele Muenchen Group
Distribution Company
Bac Films Distribution; Fox Lorber Associates; Fox Lorber Home Video
Location
Ukraine; Albania; Athens, Greece; Macedonia; Bulgaria; Croatia; Florina, Greece; Thessaloniki, Greece; Serbia; Romania; Bosnia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 53m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Nominated for the 1995 Felix Award for European Film of the Year by the European Film Academy.

Winner of the 1995 European Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) award from the Italian Association of Film Journalists. Also cited for Best Foreign Director.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. Also co-winner, along with Ken Loach's "Land and Freedom" (United Kingdom/Spain/Germany/1995), of the FIPRESCI award.

Released in United States 1995

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States February 28, 1996

Released in United States March 1997

Released in United States March 21, 1997

Released in United States May 1995

Released in United States on Video September 23, 1997

Released in United States September 1995

Released in United States Winter January 17, 1997

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 17-28, 1995.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 24 - September 4, 1995.

Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.

Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 7-16, 1995.

Gian Maria Volonte, who died December 6, 1994 while on location with the film in Florina, Greece, was replaced by Erland Josephson. The project was shot intermittently between January 1994 and March 1995.

Began shooting January 30, 1994.

Completed shooting Mid March 1995.

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (European Union Films from Cannes) October 19 - November 2, 1995.)

Released in United States 1995 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Hors Concours) August 24 - September 4, 1995.)

Released in United States Winter January 17, 1997

Released in United States February 28, 1996 (Shown in New York City (Angelika 57) February 28, 1996.)

Released in United States March 1997 (Shown at Santa Barbara International Film Festival March 6-19, 1997.)

Released in United States March 21, 1997 (Nuart; Los Angeles)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Portland International Film Festival February 13 - March 2, 1997.)

Released in United States May 1995 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (in competition) May 17-28, 1995.)

Released in United States September 1995 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentation) September 7-16, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video September 23, 1997