Festival 08.04 – 16.04 2022

 

Cypriot Films Competition Section 2022

Patchwork

Petros Charalambous
87′, 2021, Cyprus, Israel, Slovenia
SCREENINGS: Limassol (08/04), 20:00 / Nicosia (09/4), 18:00

Chara’s family is everything to her, and yet she sometimes ponders a life without them. Unable to talk to anybody about her internal turmoil, she carries the burden of guilt and confusion by herself. When she strikes up a hesitant friendship with the shy and defiant daughter of her new boss, she is inexorably forced to confront her existential angst and face a painful past that she has been trying to forget.

 

Awards

  • Best Greek Film Award, Panorama of European Cinema Festival, Athens, Greece 2022.

 

The Rose Valley

Christoforos Roditis
126′, 2021, Cyprus
SCREENINGS: Limassol (09/04), 17:00 / Nicosia (10/4), 17:00

Two rebel young people, Viktor and Elli, each from a different background, have a common desire to escape from the system and the way of life dictated by the establishment. They meet accidentally at the right moment when they are both ready to move forward and chase their dream. This karmic meeting leads to a strong love, which gives them the faith needed to build their own “Rose Valley”.

 

The Man with the Answers

Stelios Kammitsis
80′, 2021, Cyprus, Greece, Italy

SCREENING: Limassol (12/04), 20:00 / Nicosia (14/4), 20:00

Victor, a Greek ex-diving champion in his early 20s, lives with his grandmother in a seaside town in Greece. Missing out on his triumph days and tired of working at a furniture factory, his life suddenly changes with his grandmother’s death. Driving an old dusty car, he begins a road trip to Germany. On the boat to Italy, he meets Matthias, an adventurous young German, who is on his way home. Matthias persuades Victor to take him along and, as they drive north, Matthias pushes him to come out of his comfort zone and reveal the real reasons behind his trip. Victor’s uptight character clashes with the more free-spirited Matthias. When their journey comes to an end, through the unpredictable turns of life, will their questions find the answers they so much long for?

Awards

  • Audience Award – Meet the Neighbours competition, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2021.
  • Best Screenplay Award, KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India, 2021.

.dog

Yianna Americanou
95′, 2021, Cyprus, Greece

SCREENING: Limassol (16/04), 20:00 / Nicosia (09/4), 20:00

Young Dimitris, on the verge of manhood yet very much a child has romanticized his absent father to mythic proportions. When his father is finally released from prison, Dimitris’ dream of family happiness is more lucid than ever yet immediately transformed. While fighting for everything he wished for, he has to face an unprecedented form of violence.

Awards

  • Special Youth Jury Award, Meet the Neighbors competition, 62nd Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2021.