Eight works in the Cyprus Film Days International Competition

2023-04-18 01:03:58

The Glocal Images International Competition of the 21st Cyprus Film Days International Festival, running 21-29 April 2023 at its usual venues in the country`s two largest cities: the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and the Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia will showcase eight works. Among these are The Fishbowl by Glorimar Marrero Sánchez (Puerto Rico/Spain), IMAN by Corinna Avraamidou and Kyriacos Tofarides (Cyprus), Love Dog by Bianca Lucas (Poland/Mexico/USA), Mediterranean Fever by Maha Haj (Palestine/Germany/France/Cyprus/Qatar), Mountain Onion by Eldar Shibanov (Kazakhstan), The Other Widow by Ma`ayan Rypp (Israel/France), Sick of Myself by Kristoffer Borgli (Norway/Sweden) and Silence 6-9 by Christos Passalis (Greece).

The non-competitive section will feature seven globally acclaimed productions, including Aftersun by Charlotte Wells (UK/USA), Aleph by Iva Radivojević (USA/Croatia/Qatar), The Eight Mountains by Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch (Italy/Belgium/France/UK), EO by Jerzy Skolimowski (Poland/Italy), Joyland by Saim Sadiq (Pakistan), Neptune Frost by Anisia Uzeyman and Saul Williams (Rwanda/France/Canada/USA), and No Bears by Jafar Panahi (Iran).

The festival will showcase not only these two main sections, but also a series of parallel events and screenings. In the Cyprus Collaborates section, viewers can enjoy the historical drama Tel Aviv Beirut by Michale Boganim (France/Germany/Cyprus), depicting the Israeli-Lebanese conflict in 1982 and 2006, as well as the surrealistic Snow White Dies at the End by Kristijan Risteski (North Macedonia/Cyprus). Two Special Screenings have also been added, featuring the documentary Jane Campion, La Femme Cinéma by the festival`s jury president, Julie Bertuccelli (France), and the Cypriot production Au revoir, Slumdogz! by Andreas Kyriacou, with abundant Tarantino references.

This year`s line-up and parallel events have been carefully selected and organised by the festival`s newly appointed artistic directors, Argyro Nicolaou and Marios Lizides, who are both filmmakers and educators. Cyprus Film Days is co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre in Limassol, under the auspices of the municipalities of Limassol and Nicosia.

Source: Cineuropa 


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