Anna Kannava Tribute & Book Launch (18+)

Anna Kannava Tribute & Book Launch (18+)

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Αφιέρωμα στην  Άννα Kαννάβα

« Suddenly I had fallen in love and this time I knew it was for real. I had discovered filmmaking. » Anna Kannava

Anna Kannava was born in Cyprus and migrated to Melbourne in 1974 at the age of 15 with her mother and two brothers. She studied drama, art, photography, film and screenwriting; and worked as an animator, actor, writer and director.

Despite being hampered for most of her adult life by a debilitating condition, scleroderma, Anna completed a number of highly personal and poetic films. As well as the fictional features Dreams for Life (2004) and Kissing Paris (2008), her filmography includes the acclaimed documentaries Ten Years After, Ten Years Older (34mins, 1986) about her return to Cyprus; and The Butler (58mins, 1997) focusing on her family, especially her brother, Nino. These two films come together in a rare screening at the Greek Film Festival, along with Kannava you Can'av'er (1min, 1980).

After a ten-month fight against cancer, Anna died on 5th May 2011 at the age of 51. As she battled through physical limitations, she never stopped dreaming and planning her next project. She was an inspiration to all who knew her.

“Anna is a very individual and sweet filmmaker, her work is infused with love and grace.” Bill Mousoulis, director Wild and Precious (GFF 2012)

Η Άννα Καννάβα γεννήθηκε στην Κύπρο και απεβίωσε το 2011 και μετανάστευσε στην Μελβούρνη το 1974. Στην αφιέρωση αυτή θα προβληθούν οι τέσσερις ταινίες της Άννας και θα παρουσιασθεί το βιβλίο της «Ο Στέφανος της Λεμεσού».

Book Launch
The Greek Film Festival 2012 is proud to celebrate the life of Anna Kannava with the launch of her book, Stefanos of Limassol – a parable on belonging, love and loss, amidst a distant glimpse of hope for the reunification of Cyprus. This book has been released posthumously in honour of Anna’s unwavering commitment to life and creativity. The book will be launched prior to the film session and will be available to purchase at the cinema.

Η Άννα Καννάβα γεννήθηκε στην Κύπρο και απεβίωσε το 2011 και μετανάστευσε στην Μελβούρνη το 1974. Στην αφιέρωση αυτή θα προβληθούν οι τέσσερις ταινίες της Άννας και θα παρουσιασθεί το βιβλίο της «Ο Στέφανος της Λεμεσού».