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Credits

Director
Tonia Mishiali
Writer
Tonia Mishiali & Anna Fotiadou
Country
Cyprus, 2018
Running Time
96mins
Category
Drama
Language
Greek with English subtitles
Starring
Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasiliou, Popi Avraam, Andrey Pilipenko, Marios Ioannou, Georgina Tatsi, Prokopis Agathokleous, Marina Mandri

A blackly comedic drama about an overworked and repressed Cypriot housewife who – once she hits menopause – dreams of violent rebellion against her sexist husband.

Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali's striking debut feature centres on a working-class housewife going through menopause and suddenly fed up with the everyday oppression of domestic servitude. Stella Fyrogeni is marvellous as the subdued, tragically stifled Elpida, who chafes at the exhausting drudgery and emptiness of her life and actively fantasises about violence against her brutishly uncaring and frequently cruel husband. Spiked with black humour, the banality of this domestic drama escalates to a satisfying final twist.

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