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A minute with Yiorgos Tsangaris Graphic designer, director of experimental animation films, Artistic director of Animafest Cyprus and the Municipal Museum of Engraving Chambis

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Where do you live?
I live in Nicosia with Magdalena and Charalambos

What did you have for breakfast?
Fruit, olives, cheese, and bread

Describe your perfect day
A day full of miracles

Best book ever read?
The texts of the Greek painter Fotis Kontoglou, because he sought an authentic expression through the traditions of his home

Best childhood memory?
My first innocent childhood love in a magical forest in Budapest

What is always in your fridge?
White wine

What music are you listening to in the car at the moment?
I listen to the radio mostly and I hope to find a good music producer with substance in the selections

What’s your spirit animal?
I think the deer because it is innocent and unsuspecting

What are you most proud of?
I am proud of everything I have created

What movie scene has really stayed with you?
The scene where the hedgehog meets the horse in the fog in the animated film The Hedgehog in the Fog by the Russian director Yuri Norstain. This movie when I first saw it enchanted me, I wanted to learn this art.

If you could pick anyone at all (alive or dead) to go out for the evening with, who would it be?
My grandfather George who was a tailor, simple, humble, so he could tell me stories again.

If you could time travel when/where would you go?
I don’t know if the world has ever been better for me to want to travel to another time, I am satisfied with traveling through art that is timeless and real.

What is your greatest fear?
The destruction of the world’s original cultures

What would you say to your 18-year-old self?
To be happy.

Name the one thing that would stop you dating someone
Lying

If the world is ending in 24 hours what would you do?
I hope this never happens

In his role as artistic director and founder of the International Animation Festival of Cyprus Yiorgos Tsangaris was given the top prize at the Hungarian International Animation Festival Primanima, one of the industry’s most important, for his contribution to independent cinema animation and also its dissemination in Cyprus

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