Distinguished Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos directs the great Marcello Mastroianni in this extraordinary and beautifully photographed tale of self-discovery.
Mastroianni plays Spyros, a schoolmaster of late middle-age who, like his father before him, is also a beekeeper. Disenchanted and unfulfilled by his life, Spyros 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.
Charged with quiet emotional intensity, The Beekeeper is a moving and powerful film about a man s struggle to find release from the spectre of the past.
DVD catalogue number: ART480DVD
Out now on DVD
Also part of Theo Angelopoulos Collection Volume 2