Cyprus Mail

The Goddess of love

By Maria Gregoriou

On Monday the Rialto theatre in Limassol will screen the documentary The Great Goddess of Cyprus, directed by Stravros Papageorgiou.

The documentary film, about the Goddess of love Aphrodite, took the Cypriot director seven years to complete.

In the process of bringing the documentary to the screen, hundreds of resources were researched, sacred locations filmed and legends and oral traditions brought to the surface.

The finished film contains the unique insights of the life’s work of Dr Jacqueline Karageorghis – an internationally renowned French archaeologist – who brings to life the spirit of ancient Cyprus and the immortal presence of the Great Goddess.

The 80-minute documentary brings us face to face with a number of known and unknown aspects of the workshop of Aphrodite on our island.

Papageorgiou is not only a film maker, he is also a strong believer that a viable film industry can be created in Cyprus. He has been trying to achieve such a vision for a long time, and has never given up the fight and believes that the island can become a prime destination for film makers.

The Great Goddess of Cyprus
Screening of the documentary. January 25. Rialto theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €8/5. Greek with English subtitles. Tel: 77-777745

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