Festival Lovers Quick Talk with Adonis Florides

Cyprus Film Days 2014

Festival Lovers

Quick Talk

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Name: Adonis Florides

Who is Who: film and theatre director, playwright and screenwriter.

I have been a member of the festival’s artistic committee since 2009.

I have proposed many films at the festival, but I do not remember exactly how many, most of which have been shown. Those that have not been screened, this was for technical or practical reasons. The decisions of the CBI. they’re always unanimous.

The first film I proposed for the festival was Eran Kolirin’s “the band’s Visit”.

As a director, I think Cyprus Film Days has a very important role to play for many reasons. One key is that it brings us into contact with the current trends of international cinema, as well as with developments in the field of technology.

I never thought the festival would be embraced with such love by the public.

I remember in 2010, when he had to explode the volcano in Iceland and had cancelled many flights, that you are a guest in Argentine producer wound up in Limassol for several days, because he couldn’t get home. Finally, as he confessed, he had a great time and loved Cyprus.

The film that has a special place from all those screened in the framework of the festival, is Sergey Dvortsevoy’s “Tulpan”. I think of it as one of the best films of the last few decades.

I hope that at some point we will manage to develop the festival into something bigger and stronger, with the creation of a small international market. Of course, this means money and more infrastructure, but it can only remain within our objectives.

For next year, planning will begin immediately after the festival ends. The financial situation is fluid for big jumps, but we’ll try our best.

Short CV

Film and theatre director, playwright and screenwriter. Lives and works in Limassol. He has written the script and co-directed the films “Kalabush” and “Espresso” which have been screened in many countries of the world and have been awarded various distinctions at international festivals. He’s also directed a number of documentaries. In the theatre, he has written and directed the plays “Yahari Tuhari” and “tell it to me” which he performed with the Theatrical Group “attack”. He has also written and directed “The Good Dragon of Hong Kong” for the Limassol theatrical Development Company, based on the work of Nikos Kavvadia. All three projects have been included in the on-line catalogue of the European Theatre Convention with the best contemporary European plays. For ETHAL he has also directed five other plays. His most recent directorial work in the theatre is “the lies that always tell the truth” to Thok, based on poetry by Cypriot poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. He also collaborated as a director with the Limassol theatrical course. He has worked in television as a director, writer and producer and teaches film script and film Workshop Film Script, which he founded himself.