Glocal Images

Paradise

Panagiotis Fafoutis
105’ / 2011 Greece

LEMESOS
Saturday 21.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Monday 23.04 @ 22:00

The members of carnival float crew “Paradise”, dressed up as Adam and Eve, exotic birds, creepy crawly snakes and juicy red apples, take part in their local carnival, dancing to samba and techno under the drizzling rain. Marianna returns to Greece on a whim to surprise her boyfriend, secretly plotting to stay with him forever, while Nikos is using the carnival as an excuse to confess his love to his unsuspecting boss. Eugenia hesitates to tell her daughter about her clandestine romance with the much younger carnival crew leader, while Ilias has no qualms about begging his estranged wife to come home…In the midst of carnival madness, four duets are staking their claim on their own private Paradise…

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/9mIylQ8Cnvo

Restoration

Yossi Madmoni
105’ / 2011 Israel

LEMESOS
Sunday  22.04 @ 22:00
NICOSIA
Tuesday 24.04 @ 20:00

After his longtime business partner dies, Yakov Fidelman discovers that his antique furniture-restoration shop is in grave financial difficulty. He’s forced to deal with his estranged son, Noah, a lawyer, who, seeing no hope for the failing store, proposes building apartments above it. One day Fidelman’s new apprentice, Anton, finds a neglected piano in the workshop: an 1882 Steinway that, given a new baseboard, would be worth enough to save the store.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/embed/BBei5xYJ1ag

Invisible

Michal Aviad

90’ / 2011 Israel, Germany

LEMESOS
Monday 23.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Saturday 21.04 @ 22:00

Two women meet by chance and discover that they were both raped by the same rapist. Individually and together they must confront the past and finally integrate the long repressed trauma into their lives.

The Dry Valley

Alexandra Strelyanaya

90’ / 2011 Russia

LEMESOS
Tuesday 24.04 @ 22:00
NICOSIA
Sunday  22.04 @ 20:00

The story unites the destinies of the landowners and their servants, and is considered as one of the most complete portraits of the Russian life in the late XIX century. It takes place in “Dry Valley”, a village owned by the noble family of Khrushevs. The film tells the story of Natalia, a young and naive girl who serves in their country house. We see and experience her love, dedication to her masters, mysticism, exile, betrayal and faith, while the “Dry Valley” is falling to pieces, slowly but inevitably, as well as the lives of its inhabitants. The film is based on the famous novel written by Nobel Prize laureate Ivan Bunin.

The Good Son

Zaida Bergroth

87’ / 2011 Finland

LEMESOS
Wednesday 25.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Saturday  28.04 @ 22:00

After a scandalous premiere, actress Leila escapes to the old family summerhouse with her two sons. The explosive and arrogant Ilmari, her older son, is Leila’s protector and confidant. The peaceful vacation is disrupted when Leila invites her artist friends over for a rowdy weekend. After the party Leila invites one of the guests, Aimo, the writer, to stay. Ilmari is immediately hostile towards the “intruder”. As Leila begins to fall in love, Ilmari begins to suspect that Aimo might be dangerous.

Fish n’ Chips

Elias Demetriou

102’ / 2011 Cyprus, Greece

LEMESOS
Thursday 26.04 @ 22:00
NICOSIA
Friday 20.04 @ 20:00

Andy, a hard working Cypriot immigrant in London who deep-fries his way into oblivion, decides to leave London for his native Cyprus. Having slaved away for others his entire life, he finally opens his very own chip shop. But his dream turns into a nightmare, as he seems to have overlooked one small detail: Cyprus just isn’t London!

Combat Girls

David Wnendt

100’ / 2011 Germany

LEMESOS
Friday 27.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Wednesday 25.04 @ 22:00

A disturbing but powerful narrative set amidst a rising tide of hate seducing today’s disaffected German youth, Combat Girls offers a nightmarish depiction of Neo-Nazism from a uniquely female perspective. Set in an East German small town, the film centers on 20-year-old Marisa, a skinhead who blames others for her country’s decline. Just as new teenage recruit Svenja begins her initiation into the gang, Marisa’s revelatory encounter with a young Afghan refugee softens her ideological convictions, until a cycle of violence and anti-Semitism culminates with devastating consequences.

Loverboy

Catalin Mitulescu

94’ / 2011 Romania

LEMESOS
Friday  27.04 @ 22:00
NICOSIA
Thursday  26.04 @ 20:00

Luca (20) seduces girls then leaves them in the hands of his friends at the Black Sea port of Constanta. Luca falls in love with Veli, one of his potential victims. It’s summer down the Danube River, in Harsova. The music is loud, the cars are fancy, the girls are tanned and Veli runs away from home in Luca’s bed. First love has never felt more dangerous.

My Only Son

Miel van Hoogenbemt

100’ / 2011 Belgium

LEMESOS
Saturday 28.04 @ 20:00
NICOSIA
Friday 27.04 @ 22:00

About to turn 40, Vincent lives alone with his daughter Lucy and earns his living by driving a taxi instead of being a photographer. His mother is diagnosed with cancer and asks Vincent to promise that he will house his father for a few weeks, the time it takes for her to recover. But Vincent hasn’t spoken to his father in 10 years. To find himself confronted with “the ogre” as he calls him, in his own home, would be a trip back to the darkness of his childhood. But how can Vincent, “the nice boy”, refuse his mother’s request?