O Melissokomos (The Beekeeper). 1986. Greece/France. Directed by Theo Angelopoulos. In Greek; English subtitles. 120 min.

Screenplay by Angelopoulos, Dimitris Nollas, Tonino Guerra. Feeling himself an outsider in contemporary Greece, a schoolteacher (Marcello Mastroianni) leaves his job and family to return to his hometown, where he intends to take up the occupation of his ancestors as a beekeeper. Over the course of his road trip he visits the sites and friends of his childhood, hoping to gather the pollen of his past, but instead meets and becomes obsessed with a young hitchhiker (Nadia Mourouzi) who represents the empty hedonism of the present.

  1. Saturday, June 21, 2014,
    4:30 p.m.

    T2, Theater 2

  2. Tuesday, June 10, 2014,
    8:00 p.m.

    T1, Theater 1

This film accompanies Carte Blanche: MK2.