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Cyprus / Greece
2018, 96 min

Section: East of the West - Competition

  6P5 Wednesday 4/7 19:00 Pupp Cinema
  723 Thursday 5/7 15:30 Small Hall
  953 Saturday 7/7 14:00 Cinema B

Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. Together with the physical changes she experiences, however, her mind and her perception of reality are also gradually affected… A formally mature, muted psychological drama addressing the issues surrounding the position of women in a patriarchal society.


Synopsis

Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. Her solitary life consists of stereotypical activities, which she carries out with humility and resignation. Together with the physical changes to her body, however, her mind and her perception of reality are also gradually affected as long suppressed desires and needs come to the surface… In her muted psychological drama the debuting director addresses the recurring theme of the position of women in a patriarchal society. The formally mature film is dominated by a subtle, superbly nuanced performance from Stela Fyrogeni, who enables the viewer to experience Elpida’s internal struggle firsthand.

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Tonia Mishiali (Cyprus). Filmography: Dead End (2013, short), Lullaby of the Butterfly (2014, short), Pause (2018)

Contacts

Film Republic
Hackney Picturehouse, E8 1HE, London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 203 287 9112
E-mail: info@filmrepublic.biz
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Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
   
Director: Tonia Mishiali
Screenplay: Tonia Mishiali
Dir. of Photography: Yorgos Rahmatoulin
Music: Julian Scherle
Editor: Emilios Avraam
Producer: Andros Achilleos, Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali
Production: A. B. Seahorse Film Productions
Cast: Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasiliou, Popi Avraam
Sales: Film Republic
   
www: www.pause-featurefilm.com

Guests

Tonia Mishiali

Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer

Viktorija Cook

Sales Agent


Yorgos Rahmatoulin

Director of Photography

Stelana Kliris

Producer


Emilios Avraam

Editor

Christy Polydorou

Costume Designer


Kathleen McInnis

Publicist

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