Next week the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017 will present a three-day screening of award-winning films by Cypriot directors at the Markideio Theatre.
The event will begin on Wednesday with a screening of Boy on the Bridge by director Petros Charalambous at 7pm, followed by The Joy and Sorrow of the Body directed by Andreas Pantzis.
Boy on the Bridge is a coming-of-age drama based on the novel The Land of The Golden Apple by Eve Makis. It is set in the 1980s in a seemingly idyl-lic Cypriot village where 12-year-old Socrates finds himself at the centre of a murder investigation. While he looks for clues to solve the murder, he exposes a dark family secret that changes his life forever.
The Joy and Sorrow of the Body focuses on Evagoras who, after coming out of prison, sets out to find his friend Milen in Bulgaria. During his travels he finds love but also loses a friend.
Thursday will bring with it Family Member directed by Marinos Kartikkis – which focuses on a couple and the financial stress they are going through – and The Story of the Green Line directed by Panicos Chrysanthou. Chrysan-thou’s drama takes place in the 1970s in the buffer zone in Nicosia where two soldiers from each community decide to take a secret trip into the area that each one is protecting.
Impressions of a Drowned Man directed by Kypros Papavassiliou and Rose-marie by Adonis Florides will be screened on Friday. Papavassiliou’s drama shows a man who finds himself on the seashore without knowing where he is or who he is. After an encounter he learns that he is a famous Greek po-et who killed himself in 1928. Rosemary is about a burned out soap opera writer who turns his attention to his neighbours, and gets more than he bargained for.
The Directors and Cinema event will also offer the audience a chance to meet the directors and talk about the modern Cypriot film industry.
Cypriot Directors and Cinema
A three-day event with award-wining films by Cypriot directors. December 6-8. Markideio Theatre, 27 Andrea Geroudi, Paphos. 7pm and 9pm. Free. Tel: 26-932571