Eternity and a Day traces the final days of Alexandre, a celebrated Greek writer as he prepares to leave his seaside home forever. While packing, he finds a letter from his long-dead wife, Anna, who wrote about an enchanted summer day they spent thirty years ago. From that point, Alexandre embarks on a mystical journey through his past and present. Realizing that after spending his entire life chasing after the words of poems and novels, Alexandre wants one final chance to capture the lost precious moments of true happiness, even if only for one day.

Alexandros is an elderly writer who suffers from an incurable disease. One day he sets off to go to hospital from which he knows he will never return. At an intersection he meets a young foreigner who cleans the windshields of cars stopped at the red light. The kid, who is being pursued, gets into Alexandros' car and the two of them begin a journey that will make Alexandros forget the hospital. As he wanders the length and breadth of Greece, with the kid for company, Alexandros also begins a journey into memory where he relives moments from his past life with his mother, his wife, near the family home.

But Alexandros becomes emotionally tied to the kid and this bond is further strengthened when the boy murmurs an old song which reminds him of Solomos' unfinished work «The Besieged Free» that he himself is trying to finish. And so a «game» of words begins between the two of them like the one the poet experienced when, õpïn returning to Greece, he bought words from the villagers in order to write «Hymn to Liberty». Alexandros ends his day at the derelict old family home without the boy who has sailed away to another country and without having been able to finish «The Besieged Free», looking at the sea and hurling the words he «learned» from the kid at the waves.

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