Director: Tonia Mishiali Country: Cyprus, Greece Year: 2018 Runtime: 96 minutes Language: Greek, English Subtitles: English Genre: Drama

A middle-aged housewife trapped in the misery of an oppressive
marriage, finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence. Soon,
reality and fantasy start to blur in Tonia Michiali’s brilliant menopause power debut feature.

Elpida’s monotonous life is disrupted when a young painter is
employed to paint the building she lives in. Her imagination then
starts to flourish as she is confronted with her unquenchable desires, her body and the husband she has no love for. After he sells her car without her consent, she becomes vindictive and violent towards him, letting the anger out. But her tenuous hold on reality begins to crumble, Elpida finds herself uncertain as to what is real and what is her imagination. Can a “pause” mark a new beginning for her?

Original title: Pafsi Screenplay: Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou

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