Acclaimed writer Alexander (Bruno Ganz) is terminally ill, and finds himself cherishing the little time he has left. As he travels in between the past, present and fantasy, he seeks to make peace with the coming end of his life. While ruminating on his nature and approaching death, Alexander encounters a young Albanian boy, a refugee on the run from the police, and seeks to help him return home, seeing in the child the infinite possibilities of a youth now lost to him.
‘Eternity and a Day’ was the unanimous winner of the 1998 Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Palme d'Or’ award. The Panorama of the European Film Festival runs from November 8 until November 18.