7.7/10
44
0 user 12 critic

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)
Reviews
3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Family Member (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

George and Sophia are trying hard to cope with their financial problems and the needs of their two children. The grandfather helps them out with his pension since the family business, a ... See full summary »

Director: Marinos Kartikkis
Stars: Alexia Charalambidou, Giulio Filippo D'Errico, Fivos Georgiades
Ray & Liz (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Photographer Richard Billingham returns to the squalid council flat outside of Birmingham where he and his brother were raised, in a confrontation and reconciliation with parents Ray and Liz.

Director: Richard Billingham
Stars: Richard Ashton, Michelle Bonnard, Sam Dodd
Kraben rahu (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the ... See full summary »

Director: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng
Stars: Aphisit Hama, Wanlop Rungkumjad, Rasmee Wayrana
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When Yura's family moves from Tokyo to the countryside, he enters a private, Christian school, a religion he knows nothing about. Yura struggles to understand the school structure and ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Okuyama
Stars: Kenichi Akiyama, Mari Hatsumi, Yûko Kibiki
Sofia (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Following a denial of pregnancy, she finds herself illegally giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital leaves him 24h to provide ... See full summary »

Director: Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi
Stars: Maha Alemi, Lubna Azabal, Sarah Perles
Dead End V (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The loss of youth, social and professional activity intensifies the sense of loneliness, the obsessions and the "dead end" in the life of an elderly couple.

Director: Tonia Mishiali
Stars: Fivos Georgiades, Elli Kiriakidou, Alexia Charalambidou
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Four friends overcome their insecurities in surreal and unexpected ways after eating a plate of 'magic' beans.

Director: Theo Panayides
Stars: Petros Giorkatzis, Ioanna Kordatou, Antreas Koutsoumbas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A well-to-do socialite and her husband must wrestle with the impact of Mexico's 1982 economic crisis.

Director: Alejandra Márquez Abella
Stars: Ilse Salas, Flavio Medina, Cassandra Ciangherotti
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  

Following a mysterious phone call, a woman grabs a kitchen knife and sets out on a journey to an unknown destination, leaving 'her life' behind.

Director: Tonia Mishiali
Stars: Alexia Charalambidou, Demas Demosthenous, Aria Georghiades
All Is Good (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Janne's new boss's brother-in-law slept with her against her will. She conceals the incident and continues her way of life as usual. But her silence has consequences, not only for the love that she feels for her friend Piet.

Director: Eva Trobisch
Stars: Aenne Schwarz, Andreas Döhler, Hans Löw
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Yiannis, a faded musician who is about to leave Cyprus for a better life abroad, sees his plans turned upside down when his dog runs away and crosses the Buffer Zone that separates the "... See full summary »

Director: Marios Piperides
Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Fatih Al, Vicky Papadopoulou
Teret (2018)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, trying ... See full summary »

Director: Ognjen Glavonic
Stars: Leon Lucev, Pavle Cemerikic, Tamara Krcunovic
Edit

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
Edit

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.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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.

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Cyprus | Greece

Language:

Greek | English

Release Date:

6 February 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Παύση See more »

Filming Locations:

Nicosia, Cyprus

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€316,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color (DCP)

Aspect Ratio:

2:39
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During development, the film was selected in two co-production workshops, Mannheim Meeting Place 2015 (Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival), and Connecting Cottbus 2015 (Cottbus International Film Festival). It was also selected for the Karlovy Vary Works in progress 2017 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed