A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the very first film shot by the Manakia brothers, who, at the dawn of the age of cinema, tirelessly criss-crossed the Balkans and, without regard for national and ethnic strife, recorded the region's history and customs. Did these primitive, never-developed images really exist? If so, where are they? - "Why A? It's an alphabetical choice. Every filmmaker remembers the first time he looked through the viewfinder of a camera. It is a moment that is not so much the discovery of cinema--but the discovery of the world. But there comes a moment when the filmmaker begins to doubt his own capacity to see things, when he no longer knows if his gaze is right and innocent." --Theo Angelopoulos
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When I return, It will be with another man's clothes Another man's name My coming will be unexpected If you look at me unbelieving, and say "You are not He" I will show you signs and you will believe me I will tell you about the lemon tree in your garden The corner window that lets in the moonlight And then signs of the body, signs of love And as we climb, trembling, to our old room Between one embrace and the next Between lovers' calls I will tell you about the journey all the night long And ...
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