The unmistakable vision of Greek cinema master Theo Angelopoulos, 'The Weeping Meadow' is the first part in a celluloid trilogy that spans a wide-ranging historical panorama. In 1919, as Greek refugees flee Odessa and the invading Red Army for their homeland, the story of the forbidden love affair between the beautiful young Eleni and Alexis begins. After giving birth to twin sons, the couple elope to Thessaloniki in an attempt to start anew. But their lives are shattered by the country's political turmoil and such calamitous events as World War II and the Greek Civil War. Angelopoulos' sweeping epic is a magnificent, visually stunning reflection on the turbulent history of Greece in the 20th Century.