Eternity and a day, (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera)
Theodoros Angelopoulos, Greece, 1998
  • Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos
  • Writing Credits: Theodoros Angelopoulos (idea and scenario), Petros Markaris, Tonino Guerra
  • Cinematography: Giorgos Arvanitis,Andreas Sinanos
  • Editing: Yannis Tsitsopoulos
  • Music: Eleni Karaindrou
  • Sound: Bernard Leroux - Nikos Papadimitriou, James Seddon, Kostas Varympopiotis
  • Sets: Costas Dimitriadis, Giorgos Ziakas
  • Make up: Giannis Pamoukis
  • Costumes: Giorgos Patsas
  • Producers: Theodoros Angelopoulos, Phoebe Economopoulos, Richard Hawley, Eric Heumann, Amedeo Pagani, Giorgio Silvagni
  • Production: Paradis Films, International S.A., La Sept Cinema, CANAL +, Classic SRL, Istituto Luce, Greek Film Center, WDR&ARTE
  • Duration: 132'
  • Color: Color
  • Cast: Bruno Ganz Alexander, Isabelle Renauld Anna, Fabrizio Bentivoglio The Poet, Achileas Skevis The Child, Alexandra Ladikou Anna’s Mother, Despina Bebedelli Alexandre’s Mother, Eleni Gerasimidou Urania, Iris Chatziantoniou Alexander’s Daughter, Nikos Kouros Anna’s Uncle, Alekos Oudinotis Anna’s Father, Nikolas Kolovos The Doctor (as Nikos Kolovos)
  • Awards: Golden Palm Cannes Film Festival, 1998
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On a rainy Sunday in Thessaloniki, Alexander, a writer prepares to leave his lifelong home by the sea. Tomorrow, Alexander is going into the hospital, from where he knows he will never leave. He finds letters from his long-dead wife Anna, and instantly becomes ensnared by memories. He realizes how much she loved him, and how he took her love for granted. Driven as he was by his passion for writing, he feels that lost moments of happiness haunt him from an irretrievable past. But he sudden meeting with an Albanian boy seems to offer the possibility of recapturing those moments. Alexander attempts to reunite the boy with his grandmother in Albania, and so begins a mysterious journey and a touching relationship between the writer and the child. Past and present intertwine as the veil of memory is lifted to reveal an ambiguous reality.

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: References :
  • Αngelopoulos, Τheo, Eternity and a day. Athens: Kastaniotis, 1998 (screenplays)
  • Eternity and a day: 39th Thessaloniki International Film Festival Catalogue
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