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UNDER THE STARS

by Christos Georgiou

synopsis

Ten-year-old Lukas's life is torn apart when his mother is killed during the Turkish invasion in Cyprus. Twenty-six years later he lives a hermit's life in the divided Nicosia, haunted by memories of the past. Like Lukas, Phoebe is a child of the war, but unlike him she refuses to dwell on painful memories. Instead, she lives for the present, working as a smuggler, trading goods with Greeks and Turks on both sides of the border.

international title: Under The Stars
original title: Kato Apo Ta Asteria
country: Greece, United Kingdom, Cyprus
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Christos Georgiou
film run: 87'
screenplay: Christos Georgiou
cast: Mirto Alikaki, Marinos Hadjivassiliou, Sotos Stavrakis, Akis Sakellariou, Neoklis Neokleous, Stella Fyrogeni, Andros Kritikos
cinematography by: Roman Osin
film editing: Annabelle Ware
art director: Sosse Eskidjian
music: George Hadjineophytou
producer: Mitropoulos Pandelis, Antigone Gavriatopoulou, George Lykiardopoulos, Sam Taylor
production: Lychnari Productions, Film and Music Entertainment, Prooptiki, Media Programme (DE), British Screen Finance (UK), Cyprus Film Advisory Board (CY)