The Timekeepers of Eternity

a film by

Greece / 62' / 09/2021 / experimental animation

Mr Toomey has an important business meeting in Boston, but he dreads the thought of arriving. The only relief from the screams of his father in his traumatic dreams of childhood, is obsessively tearing paper - ripping it into strips. When he wakes on his flight, there seems to have been a tear in reality as most of the other passengers have vanished. When the survivors land, the airport is eerily empty of life, like a blank page. Something is coming to rip this weird paper purgatory of the mind apart - Monsters only Mr Toomey can confront.

Footage from the 1995 Stephen King TV movie The Langoliers is edited, printed and animated into a paper nightmare.

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Aristotelis Maragkos


Aristotelis Maragkos is a writer/director whose work focuses on obsessive stories and dealing with the past.  His film experiment with different forms and materials and have screened in festivals around the world including Telluride, Locarno, and Annecy.
Aristotelis watched the Langoliers on television when he was 12 years old.


  • Cruiser – short film — 2017
  • A Portrait – animated short documentary — 2014
  • Beatitudes – short film — 2012
  • If you Have No Place to Cry – short film — 2011
  • Into the Garden of Glass and Steel – short documentary — 2010
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A film by: Aristotelis Maragkos
Sound Design: Lowtronik
Composer: Amulets


  • Fantastic Fest, United States (23 – 30 September, 2021)
    Official Selection


Press materials

EPK: Click here

Stills, poster & director’s photo: Click here

Dialogue list English: Coming soon

Trailer: Click here

Excerpts: coming soon