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Angelopoulos Retrospective: Eternity and a Day
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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.
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This film is presented by The UCLA Film & Television Archive and the UCLA Stavros Niarchos Foundation Center for the Study of Hellenic Culture with support from the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies and with the community partnership of the LAGFF. The retrospective is held under the auspices of the Consulate General of Greece in Los Angeles.