Theo Angelopoulos'un "Silence" üçlemesinin son filmi olan Landscape in the Mist için Tanrı metaforu üzerinden yaptığım okuma:
*Metnin ingilizce olmasının sebebi "Avrupa Sineması" dersimin ödevi olmasından kaynaklanıyor.
Silence of God
Landscape in the Mist is the last film of Theo Angelopoulos’s “Trilogy of silence”. The film is about a story of two children who start a journey to find their father. In fact, even from this sentence, we easily recognize the figure of the father is the primary metaphor for the entity of God. There are several figures that remind us and the characters that God’s in silence. He only reminds himself but never intervenes the events that the children struggle with.
One of the most tangible figures is the third character, Orestes that represents the silence of God. Orestes is an actor in a theatre group. He is also despised by the new world just like another artist, violinist, in the film. Orestes is a mentor to the children on their journey to find their father. Again in mythology, Agamemnon’s and Klytemnestra’s son Orestes kills his mother because she had an affair with someone. Klytemnestra also killed her husband Agamemnon. I believe that the name of the character is not a coincidence in the film because Orestes loves his father and he is the one who guides the children which loves their father more than their mother. However, his guidance is not forever because he is one of the losers of the new world and God again does not solve this problem for the children because he is in silence for them.
In the first part of the film, we listen to some monologues as the letters that are supposed to be sent to their father but never be sent. We know that their father doesn’t even exist. But Angelopoulos surprises us at the end of the film. He shows the tree of life from the mist and says that the children actually find their ultimate father and their letters are sent now.