Archive of films Pause / Pafsi
Cyprus / Greece
2018, 96 min
Section: East of the West - Competition
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.
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.
About the director
Tonia Mishiali (Cyprus). Filmography: Dead End (2013, short), Lullaby of the Butterfly (2014, short), Pause (2018)
About the film
|Section:||East of the West - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Yorgos Rahmatoulin|
|Producer:||Andros Achilleos, Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali|
|Production:||A. B. Seahorse Film Productions|
|Cast:||Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasiliou, Popi Avraam|
Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer
Director of Photography