This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos’ trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is also taken care by Alexis’ family. The refugees build a small village somewhere near a river and we watch as the kids grow up and fall in love. But difficult times of dictatorship and war are coming…

Cast: Alexandra Aidini, Nicos Poursanidis, Eva Kotamanidou, Giorgos Armenis, Vassilis Kolovos, Toula Stathopoulou, Michalis Yannatos, Thalia Argiriou, Grigoris Evagelatos

Directed by: Theo Angelopoulos

Screenplay: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris

Cinematography: Andreas Sinanos

Music: Eleni Karaindrou

Editing: Giorgos Triantafillou

Art Director: Giorgos Patsas, Costas Dimitriadis

Costume Design: Julia Stavridou

Sound Recording: Marinos Ahtanassopoulos

Line Producer: Yiannis Iakovidis

Executive Producer: Costas Lambropoulos, Nicos Sekeris

Producer: Phoebe Oikonomopoulou

Production: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greek Film Centre, ERT SA (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation), Bac Films SA (Paris, France), STO.RIE (Rome, Italy)