Reconstruction

Reconstruction
Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1970
Greece, 100’, DCP

A migrant worker in Germany returns home to a half-deserted mountain village in Epirus. His wife, Eleni, kills him with the help of her lover, the local constable. The legal authorities, the gendarmerie and a film crew accompanied by journalists try to recreate the exact scene, resulting in a powerful reflection on the act of reconstruction itself – and its limitations. A seminal work crucial to the emergence of a new wave of Greek filmmaking beginning in the early 1970s.