the New Year Scene. Along the journey, A

the
saloon, finally the father comes , A finally meets his father,
family. They are dancing accompanied with a joyful sing. We observe
to the rhythm of the music and the the dance. Then the music becomes
sorrowful and the celebration is cut short by the arrival of members
from the People’s Confiscation Committee (PCC), who arrest A.’s
uncle, Langilos.While he is going, he says “1948 brings happiness
to all of you” and it is understand that we suddenly go forward in
the time. The dancing resumes, the frame is cut by returning of PCC
members to confiscate the family’s property, then a man wants to
take a family picture to celebrate 1950 New Year. In
the background, the sounds of communist partizan heard, giving clue
that first
the establishment of communism, then the purges and Stalinist
seizures and finally, in 1950, the authorisation for Greek, Jewish
and Armenian families, the main minorities scattered through the old
Ottoman territories, to emigrate.
A,
who has been off-screen for the last section of this long take,
returns to the frame as his childhood self and the camera zooms upon
his face. A wakes up and understands it was a dream. The long shot
externalizes
his yearn to his childhood, old happy days with his family without
grief, sadness, solitude and thinking the state of his country. His
finner feelings such disconnectin, alienation, distance, nostalgia
are reflected with the long take of New Year Scene.

Along the journey, A run across
several women, all of them played by Maia
Morgenstern; in
several sequences, show up in different characters such as
woman .a
widow, a mother, a chain-smoking romantic redolent of the French New
Wave.
There
must be a meaning under the Angelopouslos’s exceptional
preference. It
can be observed in the scene that after
the the protagonist backs to present, he and Mia go to port to
continue his journey, after learning three reel shot are in Belgrade.
A and Mia make their farewell and A starts to cry. When Mia asks the
reason, he says ” I cry because I can not love you. ” That
dialogue reflects his emotional depression and disappearence of love.
Besides, the scene can be interpreted in a different way that Maia
Morgenstern is shown as a
different characters
unlike before,
as mentioned, and
each of them meet with A
and has
connection and relationship with
him but
all of them fall apart from him. MAybe
he loses someone who loved
before the war and likens every woman figure to her.
Deprivation and sorrow caused by war, is

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