SKETCHES OF CYPRIOT LITERARY FIGURES

TETRAKTYS FILMS LTD. - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2000


    • Year of production
    • 2000
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CYPRUS
    • Languages
    • GREEK, ENGLISH
    • Synopsis
    • This documentary, as the title reveals, has as its subject the relatively recent literature of Cyprus. It covers the largest part of the period of the British Colonial Rule of the island, and more specifically from the last decade of the 19th century up to World War Two. The literature of that period is presented as a transition from previous eras to the eras of today, to show that the past and the present are undoubtedly linked. Through images and sound, interviews and documents, the most important writers are introduced. At the same time, the socioeconomic facts of the time are presented, facts which marked the history and influenced – to a greater or lesser degree – the local cultural movement and literary production. Part of this documentary is dedicated to writers who lived and created outside Cyprus, in places like Egypt or Athens. In this way, another side of the story of Cypriot literature comes to light: the relationships and the bonds between the centre and peripheral regions.
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