6.30pm : Fabulous Greek food provided by our Assembly Bar + Kitchen
7.00pm: Introduction by Gurj Kang to ETERNITY AND A DAY. Theodoros 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’s current project involves completing the last unfinished work of a 19th-century poet. 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.
7.15pm: Screening of Eternity and a Day (1998), Certificate PG, Dir. Theodoros Angelopoulos, 132 minutes.
Ticket includes film and food – £10 – available from HEART reception and online.