Roads and Oranges 97' / Road Movie / 1996
Daphne returns to Nicosia. Time is hers, but her uncertainty is obvious. The town and the people are static.Daphne’s sister, Anna, is a photographer. She’s confident and strong.
An announcement on the radio, about two missing-in-action Cypriots seen in Turkey, brings back in Daphne the picture of her own missing father. Anna considers the whole issue over. However, Daphne’s powerful melancholy awakens in Anna the curiosity to follow her sister on the uncertain journey into Turkey in search of the two missing-in-action men. The journey is hiding many surprises, about the people, the places, about themselves. Their return to Nicosia brings them into a city that seems “almost” the same.
CO-PRODUCERS: CYPRUS CINEMA ADVISORY COMMITTEE
AMER WORLD RESEARCH
GREEK FILM CENTER
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: CORNELIUS SCHULTZE-KRAFT
EDITOR: CHRONIS THEOHARIS
ART DIRECTOR: EFI PAROUTSAS
SOUND: ARGYRIS LAZARIDES
WRITTEN BY: ALIKI DANEZI KNUTSEN
DIRECTED BY ALIKI DANEZI KNUTSEN
ORIGINAL SCORE: TAKIS KANELLOS
MUSIC PERFORMED BY MODE PLAGAL
Duration: 97 minutes
Format: 16mm, (1:1.85), color
Sound: Dolby SR
Country and Year of Production: Cyprus/Greece 1996
Greek National Awards (Special Mention)
Montevideo International Film Festival (Special Mention)
A “human” movie, that loves the people, their faces, and which follows them in their contraditions and weaknesses.
Simple, good, special, this movie is news for the foggy landscape of Greek Cinema. EPSILON