Eternity and a Day

Directed by Théo Angelopoulos On Thursday, November 15 at 7:30 pm

Greece | 1998 | 35mm | 133’ | Greek with French subtitles
With : Achileas Skevis, Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld


Eternity and a Day traces the final days of Alexandre (Bruno Ganz), a celebrated Greek writer as he prepares to leave his seaside home forever. While packing, he finds a letter from his long- dead wife, Anna (Isabelle Renauld), who wrote about an enchanted summer day they spent thirty years ago. From that point, Alexandre embarks on a mystical journey through his past and present. Realizing that after spending his entire life chasing after the words of poems and novels, Alexandre wants one final chance to capture the lost precious moments of true happiness, even if only for one day.

Director's Filmography


1970 Reconstruction

1977 The Hunters

1988 Landscape in the Mist

1991 The Suspended Step of The Stork

1995 Ulysses’ Gaze

1998 Eternity and a Day

2004 The Weaping Meadow

2009 The Dust of Time

festivals & awards


Award – Palme d’Or, 1998, Cannes Film Festival

Award – Ecumenical Jury, 1998, Cannes Film Festival