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Cyprus Cinema Series: Pause

The Cyprus High Commission cordially invites you to a screening of the award-winning feature film Pause by Tonia Mishiali as part of the CYPRUS CINEMA SERIES.

The screening will be followed by Q&A with the director Tonia Mishiali.

The Cyprus Cinema Series is organised by the Cultural Section of the Cyprus High Commission and sponsored by the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth – Cultural Services

Pause synopsis

Elpida, a middle-aged housewife, is trapped in the misery of an oppressive marriage, with a man who has no consideration for her feelings and needs. Her monotonous life is disrupted when a young painter is employed to paint the building, she lives in. Her imagination then starts to flourish as she is confronted with her unquenchable desires, her body and the husband she has no love for. When things get out of hand, she finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence. Soon, her perception of reality is questioned when she has no recollection of events that actually happened. Can a pause mark a new beginning?


The Hellenic Centre
18, 16 Paddington St
London, W1U 5AS United Kingdom
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Cyprus High Commission – Cultural Section
020 7321 4100