The Dust of Time

by Theo Angelopoulos

The Dust of Time


A., an American film director, of Greek descent, returns to the studios in Rome in order to continue shooting a film he had interrupted for some unknown reason. The film is the story of the love of a woman, his mother, for the two men she loved to the very end and who loved her to the very end. The characters in the film lose each other and find each other again, seeking each other in a journey in space, time and the great events of the last half of the 20th century in Siberia, North Kazakhstan, Italy, Germany, America. From the death of Stalin, the Watergate scandal and Vietnam to the fall of the Berlin wall, the new era and the traumatic refutation of the dream of a better world at the turn of the century. As though in a dream, A. recalls people and events in the past and painfully relives them in the present. In a deserted Berlin at the dawn of the 21st century, the snow falls silently on time past and time passing, on the universe.


Theo Angelopoulos, born in Athens on April 27, 1935. Education: University of Athens: Faculty of Law; Sorbonne, Paris France: Literature, Filmology, Anthropology; Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques (IDHEC), Paris France: Cinema. Worked as a film critic at Athens newspaper »Dimokratiki Allaghi« from 1964-1967.


Willem Dafoe - A
Bruno Ganz - Jacob
Michel Piccoli - Spyros
Irène Jacob - Eleni
Christiane Paul - Helga


Scriptwriter and Director: Theo Angelopoulos
Executive Producers: Costas Lambropoulos, Giorgos Panagopoulos, Guido Simonetti, Till Derenbach
Co-producers: Amedeo Pagani, Claudia Poepsel, Vladimir Repnikov, Alexander Skvortsov, Mikhail Zilberman
Producer: Phoebe Economopoulos
Director of Photography: Andreas Sinanos a.f.c
Music: Eleni Karaindrou
Art Directors: Andrea Crisanti, Dionisis Fotopoulos
Editing: Yannis Tsitsopoulos, Giorgos Chelidonides
Production Coordinator: Anna Angelopoulos
Production of Theo Angelopoulos Film Productions
in Co-Production with GREEK FILM CENTRE with the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA, NOVA, STUDIO217ARS with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, CLASSIC SRL with the support of REGIONE LAZIO, FI.LA.S S.p.a., MiBAC - Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, LICHTMEER FILM, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westalen, Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF), ARD Degeto,
with the support of the EURIMAGES Fund of the Council of Europe
Sponsors: Greek National Tourism Organization, National Bank of Greece, Theodoros and Gianna Angelopoulos, Olympic Airlines, General Secretariat of Attica region, Hellenic Public Real Estate Corporation

Technical Data

Format: 35mm / 24fps / 1:1,85 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 125 min
Original language: English, Russian, German, Greek

Original title: Η ΣΚΟΝΗ ΤΟΥ ΧΡΟΝΟΥ


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