In association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), at the Museum of the Moving Image, March 8
Astoria, NY – Hellenic Film Society USA is proud to mark Women’s History Month with a screening of the award-winning Greek film, Pause. The film will be presented in association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) on Sunday, March 8 at 4pm at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria. The screening is part of the Museum’s Always on Sunday monthly Greek film series.
In this film, written, directed, and produced by women, Elpida (whose name literally means “hope”) is trapped in a loveless marriage and begins to fantasize about taking revenge on her boorish husband. When a young painter enters her life, the line between fantasy and reality begins to blur. The film, directed by Tonia Mishiali, stars Stella Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasileiou, and Andrey Pilipenko. Pause, filmed in Cyprus, is in Greek with English subtitles.
The Los Angeles Times says Stella Fyrogeni “carries the film with a bravura performance of a woman at her wit’s end.” Rotten Tomatoes calls Pause “One of the 20 most daring films of 2019."
“This is a film that deserves to be seen,” says Jimmy DeMetro, President of Hellenic Film Society USA. “Director Tonia Mishiali and lead actress Stella Fyrogeni vividly capture the emotional turmoil at the heart of a lonely housewife trapped in a toxic marriage. It is the blackest of comedies, although there is nothing funny about the situation the protagonist finds herself trapped in.”
The Museum, 36-01 35th Avenue in Astoria, is conveniently located near public transportation. For further information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 646-844-1488 and follow on Facebook and Instagram.
About the Hellenic Film Society USA
The Hellenic Film Society USA (HFS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization rooted in the belief that Greek cinema can and should be part of the American cultural landscape. The organization promotes feature films, documentaries, and film shorts made by Greek filmmakers and those of Greek descent, as well as films that promote the cultures of Greece and Cyprus.
In addition to collaborating with the Museum of the Moving Image for its series of monthly Greek film screenings, HFS presents the annual New York Greek Film Expo film festival every spring. This fall, HFS also presented film festivals in Philadelphia and Atlanta.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is the lead supporter of the Hellenic Film Society USA. Additional support is provided by Onassis Foundation USA and the Kallinikeion Foundation. For additional information, please visit www.hellenicfilmusa.org or call 646-844-1488.
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Hellenic Film Society USA is proud to mark Women’s History Month with a screening of the award-winning Greek film, Pause, presented in association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) on Sunday, March 8 at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria. The screening is part of the Museum’s Always on Sunday monthly Greek film series.