first night, last night
The room gets dark, the applause goes out, the debates stop and the screen gets bigger. This characteristic sound that is heard when the screen on the stage of the theatre “Rialto” grows to begin the screening of the film, is for me the beginning of the festival “Cyprus Film Days”. I’ve always enjoyed it.I enjoyed it yesterday.
Written by Peggy spinelli
It was a rather cold afternoon. One of those dull, gray afternoons that don’t give you hope for something special, something special.
In Heroes Square, traffic police had blocked the road in front of”Rialto”. In the gallery right next to the theater, rehearsals were going well and the lights started to give a beautiful result. Everywhere people appeared dressed in white with percussion.
Ordinary or not, the sight in front of the” Rialto ” did not go unnoticed. I don’t know exactly when all these people gathered in the theater. I didn’t even know when the lights warmed up. It’s just that at some point, people in white, they extended up on the street looking at the entrance and the world and started with the music changing our mood. She became more solemn, more cheerful, more pleasant and uplifting-I love the word. Yesterday in “Rialto” we had a celebration and it didn’t go unnoticed. The “Batukinio” were delightful. They managed to get us all in the wind in a drum blast…I’m sure you’ve hit a post on facebook, judging by the pictures and the filming at the time of their performance.
Waiting at the box office of theaters has always pleased me. I never thought of it as a waste of time. On the contrary. The more tail, the greater the pleasure response of human beings whose job it is to persuade, that what they do, they do well and deserve if not the assessment, at least the opportunity to convince you.
The room gets dark, the applause goes out, the debates stop and the screen gets bigger. This distinctive sound that is heard when the screen on the Rialto Theatre stage grows to begin the screening of the film, is for me the start of the Cyprus Film Days Festival. I’ve always enjoyed it.I enjoyed it yesterday.
“Omar “the film that inaugurated the screenings in”Rialto”. 96 minutes pinned to the chair. 96 minutes eyes wide open. Not a word. And when the lights go on and the doors open, you want a creature to discuss the film. You want to speak your mind and cast your vote.
Possibly steps from” Rialto “to the gallery next door, where the opening party with” Latin Touch ” had already started, lasted a little longer. A little chat with Costas Konstantinidis and Adonis Floridis, a little comments on the film with Mrs Doetzer, delayed the arrival at the bar.
We have a festival culture, and that’s important. Probably for this and the few festivals that are organized consistently and continuously, are so successful. Successful not only in terms of attendance. The paristic climate, the pleasant mood, the various impressions, the surprises, the alternations and the wait for the next after the closing party, make a festival successful. These features are found in”Cyprus Film Days”. He started out timidly and hugged reluctantly. Continues to bring films that might not have found otherwise, the way to the dark room, recommending new authors and reminds us of older, inform us about new cinematic practices, and to raise the cypriot productions.
The “Cyprus Film Days” until April 13th, in Rialto, Limassol and Xena Pallas, Nicosia, seeks to give him the opportunity to travel you.