FIRST CYPRIOT ASTRONAUT

By Stavros PAMBALIS

IRON BOX FILMS LIMITED - as PROD

Comedy - Development 2013

Phivos has early onset Altzheimers and his life is slowly slipping away from him. But as a child he’s always had a dream to go into space. So he embarkes on his last minute journey with the unlikliest companions to become the first Cypriot Astronaut, before his time runs out.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, CYPRUS
    • Languages
    • GREEK, ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stavros PAMBALIS
    • Writer(s)
    • Stavros PAMBALIS
    • Producer(s)
    • Bernhard PUCHER (Iron Box Films), Raimund BERENS (Iron Box Films)
    • Synopsis
    • January 2004, three months before the referendum on a contentious UN plan to solve Cyprus’ separation; Phivos’ is diagnosed with acute, early-onset Alzheimer’s and kicked out by his wife.
      Living back home with his mother and close to the UN imposed Green Line, Phivos struggles to keep a grip on the present and decides to redeem his own past while he still can. With the help of his brother in law, Antonakis, a disillusioned army major with a healthy side business selling army flares to football fans.
      Phivos steals the Vostok, an old soviet space
      capsule. 40 years after his initial plan, Phivos starts to construct a space rocket of his own design, the APHRODITE I
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2013
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