59th TIFF: Greek Premiere

In a desperate attempt to escape from the misery of an oppressive and loveless marriage, Elpida finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence. Soon, fantasy and reality start to blur.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Tonia Mishiali
Script: Tonia Mishiali
Cinematography: Yorgos Rahmatoulin
Editing: Emilios Avraam
Sound: Christos Kyriacoullis
Music: Julian Scherle
Actors: Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Vassiliou, Popi Avraam, Andrey Pilipenko, Marios Ioannou, Prokopis Agathokleous, Marina Mandri, Georgina Tatsi
Production: A.B. Seahorse Film Productions
Producers: Andros Achilleos, Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali
Co-production: Soul Productions, SEKIN (Cinema Advisory Committee) – Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, SEE Cinema Network
Co-producers: Ioanna Soultani
Art Direction: Marios Neocleous
Costumes: Christy Polydorou
Sets: Lydia Mandridou
Make Up: Kyriaki Melidou
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Cyprus, Greece
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 96'
Contact: Film Republic,

Tonia Mishiali

She is a director-producer, member of the HFA and EFA, and a Berlinale Talents alumna. Her films have been selected and awarded at major markets and festivals. Her debut feature Pause was listed as one of the “20 most daring films of 2019,” was awarded the FIPRESCI prize, among others, received rave reviews, and found worldwide distribution.


2013 Dead End (short)
2014 Lullaby of the Butterfly (short)
2018 Pause
2020 I don’t like the wind I like the sun (short)
2022 Daphne (short)