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Commonwealth Film Days

The Royal Commonwealth Society Cyprus Branch (RCS Cyprus) organises Commonwealth Film Days 2019 for the second consecutive year, in cooperation with the Friends of Cinema Society and with the support of the University of Nicosia, the Australian High Commission to Cyprus, the British High Commission to Cyprus, the Canadian High Commission to Cyprus, the Indian High Commission to Cyprus, the British Council, as well as the law firm A.&E.C. Emilianides, C. Katsaros and Associates LLC and the television channel management and distribution of TV content company MESIMVRIA ENTERPRISES LTD.

Commonwealth Film Days 2019 will take place at Cine Studio (University of Nicosia) in March – the month in which Commonwealth Day is celebrated – and features five screenings, which exemplify the diversity that the Commonwealth represents. Entrance for all the screenings is free of charge.

THE LINE-UP OF FILMS IS THE FOLLOWING:

THURSDAY 7 MARCH, 2019 AT 20.00

WE ARE MONSTER
Antony Petrou (2014,89’)
Leeshon Alexander, Aymen Hamdouchi, Gethin Anthony
Language: English | Subtitles: English
On 8th February 2000 at Feltham Young Offenders Institute, Robert Stewart, a known violent racist was placed in a cell with Zahid Mubarek, eventually leading to Mubarek’s murder 6 weeks later.

SATURDAY 9 MARCH, 2019 AT 20.00

AMY
Asif Kapadia (UK 2015,123’)
Language: English | Subtitles: Greek
A documentary on the life of Amy Winehouse, the immensely talented yet doomed songstress. We see her from her teen years, where she already showed her singing abilities, to her finding success        and then her downward spiral into alcoholism and drugs.

TUESDAY 12 MARCH, 2019 AT 20.00

PINK
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (2016,135’)
Tapsee Pannu, Amitabh Bachchan, Kirti Kulhari
Language: Hindi, English | Subtitles: English
When three young women are implicated in a crime, a retired lawyer steps forward to help them clear their names.

SATURDAY 16 MARCH, 2019 AT 20.00

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World
Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana (2017,102’)
Language: English | Subtitles: English
A feature documentary about the role of Native Americans in popular music history.

THURSDAY 21 MARCH ,2019 AT 20.00

THE MERGER
Mark Grentell (2018,103’)
Damian Callinan, Kate Mulvany, John Howard
Language: English | Subtitles: Greek
Troy Carrington, a former professional football player returns to his country town after an abrupt end to his sporting career and is persuaded to coach the hapless local footy team, the Roosters.

The leading actor and co-producer of the film The Merger, Mr. Damian Callinan, will be present at the screening (Thursday 21 March, 2019) to discuss with the audience.