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Pause (2018)

Trapped in the misery of an oppressive marriage, a middle-aged woman finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence. Soon, reality and fantasy start to blur.

Director:

Tonia Mishiali

Writers:

Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Stella Fyrogeni Stella Fyrogeni ... Elpida
Andreas Vasileiou Andreas Vasileiou ... Costas (as Andreas Vasiliou)
Popi Avraam Popi Avraam ... Eleftheria
Marios Ioannou ... Doctor
Prokopis Agathokleous Prokopis Agathokleous ... Young man
Marina Mandri Marina Mandri ... Young woman
Georgina Tatsi Georgina Tatsi ... Irini
Andrey Pilipenko Andrey Pilipenko ... Painter
Oriana Mantzouranou Oriana Mantzouranou ... Little Elpida
Louisa Michael Louisa Michael ... Baby
Cyan Cyan ... Bird
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Storyline

Elpida, a middle-aged housewife, is trapped in the misery of an oppressive loveless 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.

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Trapped in the misery of an oppressive marriage, a middle-aged woman finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence. Soon, reality and fantasy start to blur.

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Country:

Cyprus | Greece

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

7 March 2019 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Pauza See more »

Filming Locations:

Nicosia, Cyprus

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Budget:

EUR316,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2:39
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"Menopause" was the film's working title during development). It changed to "Pause" once the film went into production. See more »

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"Pause": Soul-crushing Examination of a Soul Reborn
8 June 2019 | by jtncsmistadSee all my reviews

Stella Fyrogeni is remarkable in the Greek domestic drama "Pause". Her portrayal of a long-suffering wife, so minimized by her loathsome husband it doesn't even pass for underappreciated, is at various turns in this film: morose, incensed, impassioned and, ultimately and most unlikely, giddy.

And as the movie's premise is that this is a middle-aged woman ensnared in a vicious bout with menopause, we as an audience are never entirely sure if what we are watching is her real world or her fantasy one.

Captivating stuff here to be sure. If it wasn't all just so damn dismal.


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