Antonis arrives in a hotel near the sea. It is winter, the hotel is closed and Antonis wanders alone, with all the time in the world – until the television announces the disappearance of the famous journalist Antonis Paraskevas.
Contemporary Greek cinema has been showing a country and culture in crisis with a darkly droll, absurdist perspective, that’s led critics to dub this fresh crop of films as the “Greek Weird Wave.” Weird indeed: Eternal Return is an offbeat Berlinale gem with squirmingly satirical motives.
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria