OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
Shorts Programme 1
DIRECTOR : Constantinos Patsalides
COUNTRY : Cyprus
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 10 min
SK Nouveau 5, 10 Oct @ 10am | Nu Metro 4, 15 Oct @ 12pm
The short film titled “30” is a human story that people from every corner of the world, who went through war and its consequences, can identify with. The story is about loss, refugees, missing persons and the dramatic experience of those who lived through the tragic events of the Turkish invasion in Cyprus, in 1974. The narrative approach of the story is represented by the mother’s silence, a silence emerging from the depth of her soul. A silence that bleeds while fate has its own determining role in life. A silence that will convert into waiting and hope until the very end. The shots focus on the faces of the characters, reflecting their human dimension while penetrating their souls, carrying questions that rise from the circumstances of what they are going through.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Constantinos PATSALIDES / Film and Documentary Director Constantinos Patsalides was born in 1981 in Nicosia. His latest short film titled “30” was released in 2018 and is included in the Short Film Corner Market, catalogue of Cannes (14-19 May 2018).
For the next two years, he will be among the members of the Board of Directors of the Association of Film Directors in Cyprus (Film Representative, March 2017-2019).
His films have been screened in many international film festivals in Spain, Sweden, India, Greece, USA, Cyprus and Alexandria and have been theatrically released in London, Hungary and Cyprus.