April 12 – 20, 2024


Cypriot Films Competition Section 2024

Five Shilling Nylon

Christos Siopahas
117′, 2022 | Cyprus

SCREENING: Limassol (19/04), 20:00 / Nicosia (15/4), 20:00

Cyprus, 1940s. A couple, outlaws and hunted, arrive at a secluded mill house. The man leaves the distraught woman in the hands of the miller and runs off. As the young woman is cared for by the miller, love and affection grows between them. Their tranquillity is violently disrupted when her husband and those who are after show up at the mill house. 

Africa Star

Adonis Florides
107′, 2023 | Cyprus

SCREENING: Limassol (20/04), 20:00 / Nicosia (18/4), 20:00

Τhree generations of Cypriot women –mother, daughter, and granddaughter– whose lives were tragically altered by one man’s submission to temptation. Plagued by guilt over his act in 1945 and his failure to make amends in 1967, the now ailing octogenarian makes one last attempt in 2008. 

Detached House

Ioakim Mylonas
89′, 2023 | Cyprus, Greece

SCREENING: Limassol (14/04), 22:00 / Nicosia (13/4), 20:00

A petty thief enters a house unaware that it belongs to a retired police officer. He soon finds himself trapped in a twisted game of power, infidelity and sexual perversion. This soon becomes a public spectacle. Driven by power and ambition, truth and deception fiercely collide. Which will prevail? Is escape a possibility? 

Embryo Larva Butterfly

Kyros Papavassiliou
91′, 2022 | Cyprus, Greece

SCREENING: Limassol (12/04), 20:00 / Nicosia (16/4), 20:00

In a world where time changes arbitrarily, a couple’s relationship is put to the test as their individual and shared recollections of the past, present and future change unremittingly. 


  • Audience Award & Best Greek Film Award, 36th Panorama of European Cinema, Athens, Greece, 2023.
  • Film Forward Audience Award & Best Original Music Award, 64th Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Film Forward Competition, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2023.
  • Most Original Film Award, Sognielettrici – Festival dell’immaginario fantastico e di fantascienza, Milan, Italy, 2023.