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Eternity and a Day

Eternity and a Day
Theo Angelopoulos (Reconstruction) directed this 1998 Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or winner about a famed author nearing the end of his life. (more…)
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Unrated, 2 hr. 14 min.

Director: Theodoros Angel…

Released: May 28, 1999

DVD: Aug 15, 2006

In this movie “Eternity and a Day” is found classical Greek theatre at its best with all the picturesque visual metaphor dealing with philosophical issues of life and death from the perspective of a poet [read: linguist].  This movie hit very close to home for me.  As a specialist in language, it seems at times that we are unable to communicate in meaningful ways with those we love the most.  We go about “buying words” and cannot obtain the one thing that is most important; we cannot buy love.  Yet, we are surrounded by life.  Life happens on all sides as we travel.  We are in life.  Let us live in the light of a love that gives us purpose and overwhelms the darkness in our soul.  Let us not be deafened by the sound of the water in our ears so that we miss the call that is most important.


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