Eternity and a Day (1998)

Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέραMia aioniotita kai mia mera
Feature Film | Drama | Greece/Germany/France/Italy Greek | 2h17m
Dir: Theo Angelopoulos | Scr: Theo Angelopoulos, Tonino Guerra, & Petros Markaris | Ph: Giorgos Arvanitis & Andreas Sinanos | Prod: Theo Angelopoulos, Eric Heumann, Amedeo Pagani, & Giorgio Silvagni | Mus: Eleni Karaindrou | Ed: Yannis Tsitsopoulos | Cast: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis, Alexandra Ladikou, Despina Bebedelli, Eleni Gerasimidou, Iris Chatziantoniou, Nikos Kouros, Alekos Oudinotis, Nikos Kolovos

In the company of a seemingly-destined-for-tragedy Albanian street kid, a terminally ill poet spends his last day wallowing in the memories of moments and episodes from his past, in Angelopoulos’s terribly sad yet achingly beautiful examination of a life coming to an end. Composed of long, slow, elegant pans, zooms, and tracking shots, the film quietly casts the viewer under its melancholically alluring spell. Tremendously affecting.