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Eternity and a Day

A man and a boy smiling in a car.
October 15, 2022 - 7:30 pm

Eternity and a Day

Mia Aioniotita kai mia Mera, France/Italy/Greece/Germany, 1998

Bruno Ganz plays a famed Greek author with a growing list of uncompleted projects after becoming despondent following the death of his wife and his own recent terminal diagnosis. Lost in reveries of a brighter past, he’s snapped back to life when, on impulse, he helps an Albanian refugee boy escape a police roundup. As their unexpected friendship grows, Eternity and Day offers a profound meditation on the boundaries, real and imagined, between nations, between past and present, between life and death. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival, this is the final film in Theo Angelopoulos’ “Trilogy of Borders.”

35mm, color, 137 min. Director: Theo Angelopoulos. Screenwriters: Tonino Guerra, Theo Angelopoulos, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni. With: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio.