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CYPRUS FILM DAYS 2021

Retour au grand écran pour les Cyprus Film Days

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- Le plus grand festival chypriote revient à sa forme initiale, physique, et se concentre tant sur les nouveaux talents, internationaux et locaux, que sur les cinéastes encensés

Retour au grand écran pour les Cyprus Film Days
Entre le Paradis et la Terre de Najwa Najjar

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After a year’s absence, the Cyprus Film Days International Festival is overcoming the challenges posed by the pandemic and is returning to big screens for its 2021 edition. With a selection spanning three main programmes, the largest international film event in Cyprus will take place with the physical presence of the audience and in full compliance with all applicable measures, from 16-24 April, in its usual spots in the country’s two biggest cities: at the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and the Zena Palace Cinema in Nicosia. As at previous editions, the artistic part is managed by the a three-member artistic committee, consisting of film scholar Dr Costas Constantinides, director-producer Tonia Mishiali and director-producer Marios Stylianou.

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The Glocal Images International Competition showcases works that represent international trends but still retain a degree of local character, and comprises ten feature films. They are 180 Degree Rule by Farnoosh Samadi (Iran), Ballad for a Pierced Heart by Yannis Economides (Greece/Cyprus/France/Germany), Between Heaven and Earth [+lire aussi :
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by Najwa Najjar (Palestine/Iceland/Luxembourg), Identifying Features [+lire aussi :
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by Fernanda Valadez (Mexico/Spain), Jumbo [+lire aussi :
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interview : Zoé Wittock
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by Zoé Wittock (France/Luxembourg/Belgium), The Man Who Sold His Skin [+lire aussi :
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interview : Kaouther Ben Hania
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by Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia/France/Belgium/Germany/Sweden), Senior Citizen by Marinos Kartikkis (Cyprus/Greece), Sole [+lire aussi :
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by Carlo Sironi (Italy/Poland), The Last Bath [+lire aussi :
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by David Bonneville (Portugal/France) and Winona [+lire aussi :
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by Alexandros Voulgaris (Greece).

The five-member international jury that will hand out the Cyprus Film Days Awards is headed up by the artistic director of the Mostra de València-Cinema del Mediterrani Film Festival, Eduardo Guillot, and includes Bulgarian actress Irmena Chichikova, Greek writer-director Minos Nikolakakis (Entwined [+lire aussi :
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), Cypriot actress Kika Georgiou and Cypriot film composer George Kallis.

The non-competitive Viewfinder section will include five multi-award-winning films by both emerging and well-established directors that have previously been included on the festival circuit. Among them are the opening film of the Cyprus Film Days, Nomadland by Chloé Zhao (USA), Apples [+lire aussi :
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interview : Christos Nikou
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by Christos Nikou (Greece/Poland/Slovenia), Bad Tales [+lire aussi :
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interview : Fabio et Damiano D'Innocenzo
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by Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo (Italy/Switzerland), Night of the Kings [+lire aussi :
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interview : Philippe Lacôte
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by Philippe Lacôte (France/Ivory Coast/Canada/Senegal) and Sweat [+lire aussi :
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by Magnus von Horn (Poland/Sweden). Finally, a special section dubbed A Year Without Cyprus Film Days will include four more films that will be having their Cypriot premieres during the gathering.

Furthermore, the second Dot.on.the.map Industry Days, the Cyprus Film Days’ industry platform, will be held entirely online (see the news). In addition, among the parallel events are five film workshops that will be held online, including “A Glimpse into Filmmaking” by director Marios Lizidis and “How Do I Become an Actor?” by Kika Georgiou. The complete selection of workshops can be found here.

The Cyprus Film Days is co-organised by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Rialto Theatre in Limassol, under the auspices of the municipalities of Limassol and Nicosia.

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