Eternity and a Day
Part of the series Landscapes of Time: The Films of Theo Angelopoulos. Free registration at cinema.ucla.edu.
Presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture, with the collaboration of the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies.
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.”
(1998, dir. Theo Angelopoulos, 35mm, color, 137 min.)