Eternity and a Day ★★★★½

Angelopoulos knows what it means to ask someone to hold your hand as you stand at the edge of death. To ask the ones you love to make the journey toward the unknown more bearable, whether those loved ones are alive or spirits that haunt our consciousness.

Aside from wishing there was some more variety in the music choices, and the sense that the film itself knows a little too well that it's beautiful and heartbreaking, this is a near-perfect work. Few films make me really cry, but this one did. The scene where Alexandre asks the boy to stay with him before getting on the bus tore me up.

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