Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas
(I aionia epistrofi tou Antoni Paraskeua)

Year: 2013
Country: GREECE
Run Time: 88 minutes

The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas
The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas
The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas
The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas

After 20 years of hosting a popular morning TV program, Antonis Paraskevas decides to stage his own kidnapping. With the help of his friend Filippos, who also owns the TV station, he is taken to a remote and oddly empty hotel to hide out while his return from captivity is carefully planned and staged. Antonio wants it to be legendary—the stuff of myth—to satisfy his fans and revive his career. But the plan quickly crumbles. He thinks Filippos is betraying him, trying to return him too soon or worse, not return him at all. What now? It isn't just his chance to return he may be losing; it may be his very connection to the world. Things in the hotel are becoming increasingly surreal, and events are beginning to spiral out of control. Everything is starting to assume the qualities of a myth, a very dark one. In THE ETERNAL RETURN OF ANTONIS PARASKEVAS, Antonis truly seems to have wandered off into a legend, one from which it seems very likely he may never return. (In Greek with subtitles) —C.R.

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Elina Psykou

Elina Psykou is an actress, writer, producer, and director. She won the 2013 FIPRESCI Prize and the Hellenic Association of Film Critics Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival for THE ETERNAL RETURN OF ANTONIS PARASKEVAS.


Giorgos Karnevas, Elina Psykou

Elina Psykou

Dionysis Efthimiopoulos

Nikos Vavouris

Principal Cast
Christos Stergioglou, Maria Kallimani, Giorgos Souxes, Theodora Tzimou, Syllas Tzoumerkas, Lena Giaka, Vasilis Dimitroulias

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