October 18, 2006

IFC to Showcase Cyprus Problem Film

OK, so it ain't "Akamas" and maybe it never made it to an ass-kicking fest like Venice, as was the case with "Pharmakon", but a prankish short film, entitled "Apse To Fos" - which currently resides at The Independent Film Channel's Media Lab Site - will be airing, along with a selection of other short clips on IFC in the USA in November.

The 3 minute-long problem child...hm, I mean film first popped up at the 3rd Cyprus Short Film & Documnetary Festival at the beginning of 2005, in Limassol. The makers claim the film was "purpose-built" for the festival where it received an honourable mention. Whether there were any bribes involved or whether UNOPS money was used during the making of this short remains unclear.

The story revolves around two communities somewhere in the Mediterranean trying to co-exist on the same couch.

From what I have seen it has sound, subtitles (for the foreigners), a man, a woman and that pretty interesting purple couch once allegedly owned by the Artist Formerly Known as Prince.

For all those in the United States "IFC's Media Lab Shorts Uploaded" will be airing on Monday, November 6th at 8:30 P.M Eastern Time (Prime time, baby!) Tuesday, November 7th at 12:35 A.M. and Thursday, November 9th at 7:45 A.M.

P.S. Taking things a step further, the producers of the film have announced that they want to continue with this bi-communal theme. Their next project will be a feature film entitled "When Haris Met Salih"


Anonymous m said...

Interesting... I have seen the film before (from your links), but I did not realise is was an allegory for the Cyprus Problem (although it is mentioned in the description that it has an allegorical explanation :P) Aooarently, the two pirates fighting over the hat in "Pirates of the Carribean: Dead man's chest" was - or could be- allegorical too.

So there, at least if we can't solve the bloody problem we can use it as inspiration, eh?

18 October, 2006 08:38  
Blogger Noullis said...

what can I say, I couldn't help myself!

Lekker comment!

18 October, 2006 11:00  
Anonymous m said...

"Aooarently" should read "Apparently"...

18 October, 2006 11:44  
Blogger Giorgio said...

Koumpare Noulln, prepei va eshi tze koivovika upovooumeva to filmaki, dioti o genas pistefko 8a traba shipe8kies kamias Rossidakkas kostriaxrovns tze ev ka.i.la pkiov tis genekas tou. Epeisns se politikn proektasi, n Rossidakka isos va eivai n EU, o Genas o ellnvokyprios tze n mauromalla n tourkokipria...
To deutero meros tou film, 8a mporouse va eshi patrovous sto rolo tous UNOPS me pelates tous angloamerikavous tze kypreous va proo8ouv tes rossides tze tiv xelova kareta kareta... tn stigmn pou mia moldaba kserizovvei ta malia mias roumanas tze n moldaba va kamvei sivaspismo me ti rossida tze mia georgiani va tapaviazei ti rossida evw evas arabas me kellapia apo pisw va proseuxete tze va anafovei 'allahu akbar'

21 October, 2006 11:14  
Blogger Noullis said...

Re Gio, pe mou ti pinneis, mana mou, tziai pepse mou kamian mpoukalla. Egw pantws epimeno oti to monon pounna poulhsei einai Porno sthn Kypriakh sialekto.

H pafitou na tou lalei tou Pittokopith, ferei pein, "kouttouka mou then tziai moussiepsen..."

22 October, 2006 01:41  

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