World premiere for PAUSE

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!

(PRESS ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO WATCH TEASER)

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
World premiere
Wednesday  04.07.2018    19:00  Pupp Cinema
Official Screenings
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

Meetings | Cannes 2018

I will be attending Cannes Film Festival 10-13 May and I am available for meetings. Anyone interested please email me at toniamishiali@icloud.com
You can also arrange a meeting with managing director of Film Republic, Xavier Henry-Rashid, the sales representative of PAUSE, who can be reached at xavier@filmrepublic.biz and at the Marche du film.
Film Republic International Sales
MEDIA Sales Corner – Marina Club (Riviera H6)
You can also find information about the film at the European Film Market at:
Cyprus Cultural Services – Ministry of education and culture
South Eastern Pavilion #135
Greek Film Centre
Pavilion #134

Market screening of PAUSE at EFM

I am pleased to announce that my directorial debut film PAUSE, with the support of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and our International sales agency Film Republic, will be screened at the European Film Market at the Berlinale 2018. The screening is for industry professionals only. A work in progress version of the film will be screened.

 

EFM Market screening

CinemaxX 16

Monday 19 February 2018, 19:35

I will be attending the EFM 16-21 Feb. and I am available for meetings. Anyone interested please email me at toniamishiali@icloud.com

You can also arrange a meeting with managing director of Film Republic, Xavier Henry-Rashid. He will be in Berlin 15-23 Feb. and can be reached at xavier@filmrepublic.biz and at the Film Republic Stand at the EFM.

Film Republic International Sales

Martin Gropius Bau

Stand 158

You can also find information about the film at the European Film Market at:

Cyprus Cultural Services – Ministry of education and culture

Mariott Hotel

Stand 132

Greek Film Centre

Martin Gropius Bau

Stand 9

 

Otherwise you can find information at www.pause-featurefilm.com