Eternity and A Day


2h 12m 1998

Brief Synopsis

Alexandre is a famous writer who still lives in the house by the sea in Thessaloniki where he grew up. Lately, however, the house has become structurally unsound and his son-in-law has decided to sell. Alexandre has to move out because he is seriously ill but is worried that once he checks into a ho

Film Details

Also Known As
Eternite et un Jour, L', L' Eternite et un Jour, Mia Eoniotita Ke Mia Mera, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arte; Eurimages; La Sept Cinema; Merchant/Ivory Productions; Paradis Films; StudioCanal; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)
Distribution Company
Artistic License Films; Afmd; Curzon Artificial Eye; Eye International; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmladen Gmbh; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Les Films De L'Elysee; New Yorker Films
Location
Thessaloniki, Greece; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

Synopsis

Alexandre is a famous writer who still lives in the house by the sea in Thessaloniki where he grew up. Lately, however, the house has become structurally unsound and his son-in-law has decided to sell. Alexandre has to move out because he is seriously ill but is worried that once he checks into a hospital, he may never leave. He has a few regrets, but mostly he regrets that he never completed any task to his own satisfaction. On the way to find a home for his dog, he runs into a little boy who is one of thousands of illegal immigrants from Albania. He rescues the child from a gang and sets out to send the child home to his grandmother, unaware that the child has lied and she doesn't exist.

Film Details

Also Known As
Eternite et un Jour, L', L' Eternite et un Jour, Mia Eoniotita Ke Mia Mera, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Arte; Eurimages; La Sept Cinema; Merchant/Ivory Productions; Paradis Films; StudioCanal; Westdeutscher Rundfunk (Wdr)
Distribution Company
Artistic License Films; Afmd; Curzon Artificial Eye; Eye International; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmladen Gmbh; Istituto Luce-Cinecitta; Les Films De L'Elysee; New Yorker Films
Location
Thessaloniki, Greece; Italy

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 12m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States 1999

Released in United States November 1998

Released in United States on Video August 14, 2001

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Summer May 28, 1999

Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.

Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.

Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi) September 17-26, 1998.

Principle photography began in late January 1997 and was halted in February 1997 by the director because of unseasonably warm weather. Principle photography resumed in November 1997.

Began shooting January 26, 1997.

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (out of competition) August 27 - September 7, 1998.)

Released in United States 1999 (Shown at Rotterdam International Film Festival (main program) January 27 - February 7, 1999.)

Released in United States Summer May 28, 1999

Released in United States on Video August 14, 2001

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at San Sebastian International Film Festival (Zabaltegi) September 17-26, 1998.)

Released in United States November 1998 (Shown at London Film Festival November 5-19, 1998.)