I am so overwhelmed! Great news for PAUSE!
My directorial debut PAUSE has been officially selected for its World Premiere at the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Festival at the East of the West competition (29 June – 7 July 2018).
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the Czech Republic and the most prestigious such festival in Central and Eastern Europe. It is one of the oldest A-list film festivals (i.e., non-specialized festivals with a competition for feature-length fiction films), a category it shares with the festivals in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian, Moscow, Montreal, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Among filmmakers, buyers, distributors, sales agents, and journalists, KVIFF is considered the most important event in all of Central and Eastern Europe. The section “East of the West” is an international competition of debuts and second feature-length films from Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, and the countries of the former Soviet Union, shown exclusively as world, international, or European premieres.
Read about the 53rd Karlovy Vary IFF lineup on CINEUROPA, VARIETY and SCREEN DAILY.
Here is a taste of PAUSE!
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Check out the page of our film as presented on the Karlovy Vary Website.
Synopsis by Lenka Tyrpáková
Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. Her solitary life consists of stereotypical activities, which she carries out with humility and resignation. Together with the physical changes to her body, however, her mind and her perception of reality are also gradually affected as long suppressed desires and needs come to the surface… In her muted psychological drama the debuting director addresses the recurring theme of the position of women in a patriarchal society. The formally mature film is dominated by a subtle, superbly nuanced performance from Stela Fyrogeni, who enables the viewer to experience Elpida’s internal struggle firsthand.
Screenings at Karlovy Vary
Wednesday 04.07.2018 19:00 Pupp Cinema
Thursday 05.07.2018 15:30 Small Hall
Saturday 07.07.2018 14:00 Cinema B
Press & Industry screening
Tuesday 03.07.2018 13:00 Cinema A