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74 (2024)

Animated Short Film

Animation technique: Digital 2D animation, combined with traditional handmade animation

Duration: 16'00"

Format: Full HD (1080p)

Festival Participations and screenings:

River Film Festival, Padua, Italy (May 2024)

Raindance Film Festival, London, UK (June 2024)

Synopsis:

An inept figure takes on the impossible task of dealing with the memory of the 1974 Turkish army invasion in Cyprus and its aftermath.

Director's statement:

On the 20th of July 1974 the Turkish army invaded the island of Cyprus, one third of which has been under military occupation ever since.
The trauma of 1974 defines Cypriot society and shapes the political and social landscape. The failure to reach a peaceful resolution that would end the occupation and bring a sense of closure to what has become known as the Cyprus question only complicates matters further.
2024 marks the 50-year anniversary of the event. This film is my way to deal with my own aporia when facing the question of this memory and the reality it creates.

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