April 12 – 20, 2024

 

The Jury presents 2024

Behind the Haystacks

Asimina Proedrou
118′, 2022 | Greece, Germany, North Macedonia

SCREENING: Limassol (15/04), 18:00

A tragic incident on Greece’s northern border strikes a local family of three, pushing them to face their own personal impasses, while having to deeply consider the price for their actions.

Selected Awards:

  • Hellenic Film Academy Awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best First Film Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing, Best Sound, Greece, 2023.
  • FIPRESCI Prize, Greek Film Centre Award, Greek Film Critics Association Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2022.
  • Best Debut Feature Film, International Film Festival of India, 2022.
  • Greek entry for the 96th Academy Awards, 2024.

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Black Box

Asli Özge
120’, 2023 |  Germany, Belgium

SCREENING: Nicosia (17/4), 18:00

The exits of a Berlin courtyard are blocked by the police due to an unclear event. Without information, uncertainties fuel the fear of the residents. Who knows what and who is exploiting it? Distrust triggers prejudice and another question emerges… Is the real danger coming from inside or outside?

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Mussolini’s Sister

Juna Suleiman
70’, 2018 | Israel

SCREENING: Limassol (16/04), 20:00

Despite the everyday banality of growing old, Hiam Jarjoura (85), an amusingly cynical lady from Nazareth who has every reason to despise the world as experienced today, manages to rule over her entire world from a single old notebook, a CCTV, and a daily meal she cooks for her beloved son, Mubada (55).

Awards:

  • Best Debut Film & Best Cinematography, Doc Aviv Festival, Israel, 2023.

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