THE BEEKEEPER

A film by Theo Angelopoulos

Cast : Marcello Mastroianni, Serge Reggiani, Nadia Mourousi

1986 / drama / Grèce / original title : O MELISSOKOMOS / 118’ / Color / status : completed / long feature-film / French catalog

Spiro, the beekeeper, his truck full of beehives, starts off on his Spring rounds. However, this year, nothing is as before. The family is scattered: Spiro’s favourite daughter gets married, the mother follows the youngest boy to live in a university town, and Spiro is more excited than usual. Driving his truck from place to place, Spiro meets a young, lost girl, half punk and half Lolita. She will turn his world upside down: clinging to him and he to her, they live a violent, absurd and harrowing love story…