Parallel Programme

Cinema South Film Festival (Israel) recommends:

Cyprus Film Days in collaboration with the Cinema South Film Festival of Israel and the Israel Cinema Project of the Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts present the Israeli films All eyes off me (Hadas Ben Aroya) and Africa (Oren Gerner) as a continuation of their efforts to establish a closer rapport between the creative audiovisual sectors of Israel and Cyprus. The partnership between Cyprus Film Days and Cinema South Film Festival began with the ‘Focus on Cypriot Cinema’ section and the ‘Get to know the Neighbors’ panel featured at last year’s Cinema South edition, where an official delegation from Cyprus had the opportunity to provide an overview of the development of the creative audiovisual sector in Cyprus. 

The following Cypriot films were selected and screened as part of the focus on Cypriot Cinema:
Pause (Tonia Mishiali)
Senior Citizen (Marinos Kartikkis)
Smuggling Hendrix (Marios Piperides)
Siege on Liperti Street (Stavros Pamballis)    

Africa

Oren Gerner
82′, 2019, Ισραήλ
SCREENINGS: Limassol (13/04), 18:00 / Nicosia (15/4), 18:00

68-year-old Meir has been recently retired. When the local festival decides to hand Meir’s usual role in the event to the local youth, his feeling of uselessness grows. In taking a journey to find a greater sense of purpose, he learns that frustration and fulfillment are there in equal measure. Writer/director Oren Gerner’s own parents play semi-fictional versions of themselves.

Awards

  • Best Actor, Best Debut Film and Best Film, Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2019.
  • Best Director Award – Silver Screen Award, Singapore International Film Festival, 2019.

All Eyes Off Me

Hadas Ben Aroya
90′, 2021, Israel
SCREENINGS: Limassol (10/04), 18:00 / Nicosia (13/4), 18:00

Tel Aviv, today. Danny is looking for Max through a party to share that she is pregnant with his child. But Max has just started a new relationship with Avishag and attempts to realize her rough sexual fantasy. The truth is, Avishag has actually someone else in mind.

 

Awards

  • Best Actress Award & Award for Israeli Cinema – Haggiag Competition, Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2021.