Mediterranean Institute Seminar Series -- Film Screening of Theo Angelopoulos's 'Eternity and a Day'
Following the excellent response to the first session on the Mediterranean Institute Seminar Series, the Institute is pleased to announce its next session on the Series.
On Tuesday 19 December (at 1800hrs), the Institute will be screening Theo Angelopoulos's film 'Eternity and a Day'. The film will be introduced by Ms Rebecca Anastasi, and the screening will be followed up with a 20-minute Q&A. The event will take place at the Mediterranean Institute, Razzett il-Ħursun, Msida Campus.
The event is free of charge, open to the public, and students are especially encouraged to attend. For more information on the MI Seminar Series, kindly contact the convenor, Dr Norbert Bugeja at firstname.lastname@example.org
After the session, you are all invited to a drink and light refreshments. This time round, post-seminar drinks will also provide a special opportunity for the Mediterranean Institute community to network and reciprocate season's greetings.
Theo Angelopoulos directed this 1998 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner about a famed author nearing the end of his life. Alexander (Bruno Ganz) lives in his old seaside family home near Thessaloniki, but his daughter and son-in-law plan to sell the house, slightly damaged by an earthquake. Seriously ill, Alexander thinks if he checks himself into the hospital, he'll never check out. Awash in nostalgia, he recalls his late wife, Anna (Isabelle Renauld), seen in flashback, and he lets his daughter read a letter her mother had written to him right after her birth.
Alexander's current project involves completing the last unfinished work of a 19th-century poet, but he puts that aside in order to spend time finding a home for his dog. Since his son-in-law won't take the dog, Alexander gives it to his servant. After rescuing an Albanian boy (Achileas Skevis) from a gang that sells children to wealthy Greeks who can't adopt legally, Alexander intends to return the youth to his grandmother in Albania. However, the child lied, and Alexander is unaware the boy has no grandmother. The old man and the boy set forth on a journey, and the other bus passengers include several musicians and the 19th-century poet (Fabrizio Bentivoglio). Bruno Ganz was dubbed into Greek for this Greek-French-Italian co-production. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes).