The Green Line is a VR short film (7′) directed by Ioannis Bekiaris & Alexis Mavros, documenting areas of the UN Buffer Zone in Cyprus, some unseen by the public since 1963. The Green Line transports viewers into the abandoned villages of Selemani, Varisheia and the abandoned Nicosia International Airport.
The idea for this film was first presented in Amsterdam in 2017, within the framework of VRDays festival. Later on, it was invited to premiere at Cannes Next, a programme that promotes innovation in cinema. It was nominated at sixteen international film festivals, and won Best VR Film four times. The film was produced by Full View Productions, with the generous support of the University of Nicosia, Polar Effect Productions and UNFICYP.
The film will be screening in loop from the 12th to the 14th of April at the Rialto Theatre, in Limassol, from 6p.m. to 12p.m.. The film will also be screening at Leventios Gallery, in Nicosia.