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Additional Film Info

Greek Title ΠΑΥΣΗ (PAFSI)
RUNTIME 96 min
ORIGINAL FILMING FORMAT ARRI RAW 3.4K
PRODUCTION BUDGET 316,000 EUROS
FILMING LOCATION Cyprus
PRODUCTION COUNTRIES Cyprus / Greece

Synopsis & Trailer

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. After he sells her car without her consent, she becomes vindictive and violent towards him, but her perception of reality is questioned when she has no recollection of events that actually happened. 

Tonia Mishiali

Tonia is a Cypriot filmmaker and producer who loves making films that deal with social and women’s issues. She is a member of the European Film Academy and the European Women’s Audiovisual Network, Berlinale Talents alumna, one of the artistic directors of Cyprus Film Days International Festival and vice president of the Directors Guild of Cyprus. Her short films Dead end and Lullaby of the butterfly competed in more than 60 International Film Festivals together, including Locarno, Palm Springs, Cork, Busan, Dresden, Sarajevo, Curta Cinema, Encounters, Drama, and winning several awards for Best Director and Best Film. Dead end is represented by SND Films (Amsterdam) and has been sold to Japan, China, USA, Belgium, Russia and France. She is now in post-production of her debut feature Pause (2018), a Cyprus/Greece co-production, funded by the Ministry of education and Culture of Cyprus, the Greek Film Centre and SEE Cinema Network and represented by Film Republic Sales (UK). She is also developing her second and third feature films Hambis and the goblins and Hope for Nala, the former of which has received script development funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus.

Directors, Producers and Crew

Cast:
ELPIDA Stela Fyrogeni
COSTAS Andreas Vasiliou
ELEFTHERIA Popi Avraam
DOCTOR Marios Ioannou
YOUNG MAN Prokopis Agathokleous
YOUNG WOMAN Marina Mandri
PAINTER Andrey Pilipenko
IRINI Georgina Tatsi
LITTLE ELPIDA Oriana Mantzouranou
BABY Louisa Michael
BIRD Cyan

Crew:
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY Tonia Mishiali

PRODUCED BY A.B. Seahorse Film Productions
PRODUCERS Andros Achilleos
Stelana Kliris
Tonia Mishiali
CO-PRODUCED BY Soul Productions
CO-PRODUCERS Ioanna Soultani
Panos Bisdas
CO-WRITER Anna Fotiadou
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Yorgos Rahmatoulin
PRODUCTION DESIGNER Lydia Mandridou
ART DIRECTOR Marios Neocleous
COSTUME DESIGNER Christy Polydorou
MAKE-UP ARTIST Kyriaki Melidou
HAIR DEPARTMENT HEAD Marios Neofytou
PRODUCTION MANAGER Marinos Charalambous
FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR Alexia Roider
EDITOR Emilios Avraam
COLORIST Alexis Kapidakis
ORIGINAL MUSIC BY Julian Scherle
SOUND POST PRODUCTION Christos Kyriakoullis
SOUND MIX Costas Varibopiotis
PHOTOGRAPHER Panagiotis Mina
POSTER DESIGN Nasia Demetriou
INTERNATIONAL SALES Film Republic
DEVELOPED WITH Karlovy Vary Works in Progress 2017
Coco 2015 co-production market
Mannheim meeting place 2015 co-
production market

SUPPORTERS Cinema Advisory Committee (Ministry of
Education and Culture of Cyprus)
Greek Film Centre (Ministry of Culture of
Greece)
SEE cinema network

Festivals

In Post-production