Cleveland International Film Festival } March 30 – April 10, 2022

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Year: 2018
Country: CYPRUS, GREECE
Run Time: 96 minutes

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Elpida, who is going through menopause, has spent decades trapped in a loveless marriage to Costas, a man who shows more affection to his pet bird than to his wife. Each day Elpida and Costas share silent meals at the same table, and each evening they watch separate televisions in the same room. Despite always doing everything he asks of her, Elpida’s needs and desires have never been of concern to Costas. As he becomes even more financially and emotionally controlling, Elpida becomes increasingly resentful. Fantasies of taking revenge begin to occupy Elpida’s mind. After Costas sells Elpida’s car against her will, her quiet anger begins to boil over, and the line between her violent daydreams and reality becomes dangerously thin. Deeply affecting, PAUSE is a methodical thriller that follows a neglected woman to her breaking point and beyond. (In Greek with subtitles) —G.S.

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Director

Director
Tonia Mishiali

Tonia Mishiali is a Cypriot director, scriptwriter, 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, and one of the artistic directors of Cyprus Film Days International Festival. She has also served as vice president of the Directors Guild of Cyprus board.

Filmography
PAUSE (2018)

Producers
Andros Achilleos, Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali

Screenwriting
Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou

Cinematography
Yorgos Rahmatoulin

Editing
Emilios Avraam

Principal Cast
Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasiliou, Popi Avraam, Marios Ioannou, Prokopis Agathokleous, Marina Mandri, Andrey Pilipenko, Georgina Tatsi

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