Theo Angelopoulos - Post-Secular Cinema
Theo Angelopoulos's Post-Secular Cinema
From the Eucharistic Theology to a processing Nomadic Spirituality
Theo Angelopoulos was an acclaimed film director who has been characterized as the last modernist of European cinema. His filmography runs from 1964 until his tragic death in 2012. He appeared on the scene of European cinema in the 1960s. My decision to deal with the theological issues in Angelopoulos's filmography is based on the lack of film criticism and academic research on this aspect of his work. In the present project we intend to explore:
Why did Angelopoulos choose to displace the Eucharistic Theology in his filmography and how did his After-Christendom Post-Secular Cinema propose a Nomadic Spirituality?
a) Post-Secular is a term by J.Caruana and M.Cauchi for a Cinema that raises critical questions about transcendence and immanence in modern life.
b) Eucharistic Theology is the theology of the East Orthodox Church. The center of this theology is the Liturgy or the Eucharist.
c) Nomadic is a term by G. Deleuze and F. Guattari, « The nomad has a territory; he follows customary paths; he goes from one point to another; he is not ignorant of points (water points, dwelling points, assembly points, etc… A path is always between two points, but the in-between has taken on all the consistency and enjoys both an autonomy and a direction of its own. The life of the nomad is the intermezzo.» The nomadic way of life is characterized by movement across space which exists in sharp contrast to the rigid and static boundaries of the State.
The Margaret Nicol Doctoral Research Scholarship 2018
Lecturer on the 2nd International Conference of the Ecumenical Patriarchate for Pastoral Health Care, Rodos, 2011
Lecturer on the 5th International Conference of Orthodox Psycotherapists, Volos, 2012
MA Advance (Arts) Theology & Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium 2014-2015
MA (Arts) Theology & Religious Studies, KU Leuven, Belgium 2013-2014
BA Theology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece 1982-1986