Eternity and a Day

Simply breathtaking. Such raw and brutal emotion woven all throughout this. It’s an existential masterpiece but it’s much more contemplative than it is interrogative. We’re given so much time just to sink in the world in which Alexandre is leaving behind. Some gorgeous wide shots that go on for minutes at a time, and yet it’s never assaulting. Because while it is a film held up by the immense longing and dread of Alexandre, the foundation is laid by the warm nostalgia he feels for his old lives (I believe he sees himself as the poet in more ways than one and thus wanted to complete the poem, yet couldn’t).

Breaking it down to the core, this film is all about carrying on your life and legacy for generations, while also living in the moment and accepting the past as more of a personal treasure rather than a weight. I kinda needed this film if I’m being honest. And while it didn’t rock me to my core like some others I know, it certainly hit me in a way I haven’t seen other films do. I kinda wanna see it again but it’s almost too real for me. I’m almost scared to go back to it. But maybe I’ll wait until I grow a little older and more experienced, maybe then it’ll hit even harder. It’s both exciting and terrifying to think about.

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