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Theo Angelopoulos

Eternity and a Day (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera)

Director Theo Angelopoulos Composer Eleni Karaindrou Cast Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio
Edition 2021
137' - 1998 - Drama - Dialogue: Italian, English, Greek
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.
Eternity and a Day features all Angelopoulos’ stylistic trademarks: mesmerising long takes that suspend the viewer’s sense of time, a fully integrated use of the spoken word and Eleni Karaindrou’s elegant and allusive scoring, visual motifs that return with obsessive insistence.” - Sight & Sound

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Theo Angelopoulos


Eleni Karaindrou


Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio


Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, Petros Markaris, Giorgio Silvagni

Director of Photography

Giorgos Arvanitis, Andreas Sinanos


Yannis Tsitsopoulos


Theo Angelopoulos, Eric Heumann, Amedeo Pagani, Giorgio Silvagni

Production studios

Paradis Films, Intermédias, La Sept Cinéma

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Italian, English, Greek

Countries of production

Italy, Greece, Germany, France




Theo Angelopoulos
Forminx Story (1965), Broadcast (short, 1968), Anaparastasi (1970), Days of '36 (1972), The Travelling Players (1975), The Hunters (1977), Alexander the Great (1980), Athens, Return to the Acropolis (1983), Voyage to Cythera (1984), The Beekeeper (1986), Landscape in the Mist (1988), The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991), Ulysses' Gaze (1995), Eternity and a Day (1998), Trilogy I: The Weeping Meadow (2004), Trilogy II: The Dust of Time (2008), Mundo Invisível (segment, 2012)