First Cypriot Documentary to Screen in Commercial Theatres

    Beloved Days by Constantinos Patsalides Beloved Days by Constantinos Patsalides

    NICOSIA: Constantinos Patsalides‘s documentary Beloved Days will be the first domestic documentary to screen in the commercial cinemas of Cyprus starting on 7 April 2016.

    Beloved Days looks back to 1970 when the locals to the now Turkish-occupied village of Karmi in Cyprus participated in the shooting of the film Beloved, alongside a Hollywood cast and crew including Raquel Welch and the famous English actor Richard Johnson. The documentary goes back and forth in time to give us a glimpse of the magical times of shooting and the changes in the lives of the same people after the Turkish invasion on the island in 1974.

    The 75-minute documentary was written by George Avraam. The research process took four years while filming was completed over two years. The film had its first official premiere during the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in March 2015. It was also selected to be part of the 31st Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean countries. It also screened at the ArtHouse Crouch End in London in December 2015 and February 2016.

    The documentary was produced by Walking Around the World in coproduction with the Ministry of Education and Culture, Filmblades, Atlantis and Roll Out Vision Services. The budget was 200,000 EUR.

    Production Information:

    Walking Around the World
    1st April n.60

    Kato Lakatamia 2310
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Phone: +357 96 546 046
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    Republic of Cyprus - Ministry of Education and Culture
    Cultural Services
    27 Ifigenias Street
    2007 Strovolos
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Phone: +357 22 809 811
    Fax: +357 22 809 873

    Panagias Kikkou 8A
    Lakatamia, 2331
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Phone: +357-99-686220
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    Atlantis Film Solutions
    10 Apostolou Varnava
    Nicosia, Cyprus
    Phone: +357-22-454945
    Fax: +357-22-454945
    Roll Out Vision Services

    Director: Constantinos Patsalides
    Scriptwriter: George Avraam
    DOP: Konstantinos Othonos
    Music/ Sound Design: Christina Georgiou
    Editor: Kyros Papavassiliou
    Sound: Giorgos Potamites
    Casting Director: Elena Giorgallou
    Research: George Avraam and Constantinos Patsalides
    Cast: Thanasis Drakopoulos, Andreas Nicolaides,Haris Euripidou, Giannis Ioannou, Sophocles Comodromos, Richard Johnson, Marcello Gatti , Patrick Curtis, Emilio Lari