Eternity and a Day

Eternity and a Day Greek , Mia aioniotita kai mia mera is a 1998 Greek film starring Bruno Ganz, and directed by Theo Angelopoulos. The film won the Palme dOr and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Alexander saves a six or sevenyearold boy who is a vagrant window washer from a band of policemen who are chasing down similar boys. He pays a visit to his thirtyish daughter Iris Chatziantoniou, and musing on his likely dead wife, Anna Isabelle Renauld, who appears as almost the same age as their daughter. At his daughters apartment, he does not tell her of his diagnosis, instead hands her letters written by his wife, her mother. She reads them. He learns that his daughter and her lover have sold his apartment for demolition without telling him.The boy is trying to leave Greece but the way to Albania is not exactly an easy one, Alexander sees at the snowy mountain border an eerie barbed wire fence with what seem to be bodies stuck to it. As the pair wait for the gate to open, they have a change of mind about crossing, when the boy admits has been lying about his life in Albania. The two of them barely escape a border sentry who chases them and make it back to Alexanders automobile. ........

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