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VIERNES 24 | CINEMEX INSURGENTES – SALA 5 | 21:30 HRS. | 78 MIN.
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Cyprus – France | 2017 | DCP | Color | 13’35” | Myrsini Aristidou
Director: Myrsini Aristidou
Script: Myrsini Aristidou
Producer: Myrsini Aristidou, Robin Robles
Cinematography: Federico Martin, Cesca
Sound: Clément Badin, Xavier Thieulin
Edition: Myrsini Aristidou, Alexandre Donot
Cast: Chrysa Platsatoura, Yiannis Stankoglou, Audrey Giacomini, Takis Spyridakis
Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old Aria, who is working at Jimmy’s local kebab place is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. When he finally arrives, it is not to go for a drive; on the contrary, he confides in her the care of a young Chinese immigrant who speaks neither Greek nor English.
Born and raised in Limassol Cyprus, Myrsini Aristidou is an award winning filmmaker, based in New York and Paris. She graduated with and MFA in Film Production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a full Scholarship. In 2013, she completed her BFA in Film and History of Art at Pratt institute in New York where she was part of the President’s List. Her latest short film Semele won multiple awards around the world, including the Special Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Berlinale Generation Kplusin 2016. Other works of the filmmaker include the short documentary shot in Argentina Ma’ (2014) and the award winning short I’m Not Now (2013). In May 2009, Myrsini had her first photographic book publication and exhibition Mother India, with all the proceeds donated to the Médecins Sans Frontières. Myrsini is also the co-founder of S’agapo Children’s Foundation which aids in the education of children internationally. She is currently developing her first feature length film Borders, which has been selected at the TIFF Talent Lab 2016, the Berlinale Talents 2017, the Cannes Ciné Fondation Residence Spring of 2017, and the Torino Script Lab 2017.
Venice International Film Festival
Helsinki International Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Stockholm International Film Festival
Zagreb Film Festival