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Boy on the Bridge

Original title: Boy on the Bridge
German title: Boy on the Bridge
Cyprus, 2016

Director: Charalambous, Petros
Production company: AMP Filmworks
Age recommendation: 14 years and up
Length: 85 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Spring has come to a Cypriot village, bringing with it an invitation for Socrates to indulge in his favourite pastimes: setting off homemade fireworks, tormenting local pensioners, hurtling through the village on a moped and defying his mother. As Easter looms, Socrates masterminds a plan to make the biggest firecracker of the year and set it off at midnight on Holy Saturday. The device explodes collapsing part of the church and burying an old man beneath the rubble. The spotlight shines briefly on Socrates before illuminating a more serious crime. A boy has been attacked and the village becomes a hotbed of gossip and finger-pointing. When a friend is arrested for the crime, Socrates, convinced of his innocence, is determined to find the real perpetrator. Behind the scenes in this seemingly idyllic backwater, an abused wife plots revenge on her husband, a scheming miser falls in love and a dangerous predator stalks the innocent. Spring brings a rude awakening to all the villagers and Socrates in particular.

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Based on a novel by the British-Cypriot novelist Eve Makis

Thessaloniki IFF 2016, Du Grain a Demoudre Gonfreville 2016 (awarded), Zlin 2017, Kinolub Krakow 2017, Melbourne IFF 2017, Schlingel Chemnitz 2017, Cinekid Amsterdam 2017, Filem'On Brussels 2017 (awarded), Olympia Pyrgos CFF 2017 (awarded), KinoKino CFF Zagreb 2018, Olympia CFF Pyrgos 2018

Website: www.filmworks.com.cy/work/boy-bridge-2016

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AMP Filmworks (CY)