Self-care open thread - Eternity and a Day

Self-care open thread - Eternity and a Day

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7748426

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7748426

Eternity and a Day is a 1998 Greek film by Theo Angelopoulos. It won that year's Palm D'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. It is also my second favorite movie of all time, right after Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire.

I can't recommend enough for everyone reading this to go and watch this film. It stars the wonderful Bruno Ganz (who also starred in Wings of Desire) as a poet with a terminal illness who is about to enter hospital for his final quietus. The film covers the day before he does so as he sets his affairs in order. In the course of the day he comes across a 7 year old Albanian refugee, who has a profound impact on his life as it's about to end. The film deals with memory, with loss, with fear, with injustice, and with ultimate hope. I'm getting choked up thinking about it.

But, as amazing as the film is, it's the music which just catapults it to the realm of the sublime. It's music which has stayed with me all these years later. So for our weekend self-care thread, the music from the film.

Be good to yourselves.



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