Cyprus Theatre Organisation


EVENTS 2023-2024: «Young on a desert island» | Film Screenings



The youth theatre platform, "Young on a Desert Island," presents film screenings specially curated for a young audience. These films explore themes of adulthood, human relationships, and challenges faced by teenagers in today’s world. Hailing from Sweden, France, Greece, and Germany, these cinematic works promise an engaging and thought-provoking experience. The screenings are held in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Nicosia, the French Institute of Cyprus and the Goethe-Institut Cyprus.


13 October 2023 Comedy Queen by Sanna Lenken
Sweden ∙ 2022 ∙ Duration: 93΄
*with Greek subtitles

After her mother’s death and father’s ensuing depression, 13-year-old Sasha decides to look on the bright side of life and become a stand-up comedian.

The film is suitable for viewers aged 12 over.

20 October 2023
►Happytrail by Jakob Werner, Thea Sparmeier, Pauline Cremer
Germany ∙ 2021 ∙ Duration: 5΄
*with English subtitles

Body hair on women’s bodies. A topic that inevitably occupies a woman as soon as the first hairs sprout. Franka had a lot of hair on her legs, under her arms, on her belly – like many women. Depilation hurt, didn’t feel right. But is there another alternative accepted by society? Franka tells about her experience and her decision to let her body hair grow.

►Slow dance by Christian Zetterberg
Sweden ∙ 2018 ∙ Duration: 6΄
*with Greek subtitles

During a middle school dance a boy is struggling with his courage when experiencing his first love.

►Shower boys by Christian Zetterberg
Sweden ∙ 2021 ∙ Duration: 9΄
*with Greek subtitles

After a heated training match with the team, twelve-year-old Viggo and Noel go home to challenge each other's limits. A sudden stop to an innocent game questions what a male friendship is allowed to be.

►Moving Forward by Liselotte Persson and Christian Zetterberg
Sweden ∙ 2020 ∙ Duration: 11΄
*with Greek subtitles

Summer is coming to an end. Tomorrow Misha moves abroad, while Fanny stays in their hometown. Her jealousy and feelings of being left behind are met by Misha's will of making the best out of their last day together.

►Maternelle by Vassilis Doganis
Greece, France ∙ 2023 ∙ Duration: 19΄

Yanis, a 6-year-old Greek child who has just arrived in France with his mother Christina, is entrusted to the care of a nursery school for the first time. With no ways of communication, he is left to fend for himself in this unknown world.

►Troublemaker by Olive Nwosu
France ∙ 2019 ∙ Duration: 11΄
*with Greek subtitles

A bored, mischievous young boy stirs up trouble in his small Nigerian town—and discovers that his actions have consequences and that there are still things he cannot understand.

►Haut les coeurs by Adrian Moyse Dullin
France ∙ 2021 ∙ Duration: 15΄
*with Greek subtitles

Fifteen-year-old Kenza and her thirteen-year-old brother Mahdi regularly act out an escalation of petty cruelties and humiliations inspired by social networks. Today, during a bus ride, Kenza puts her naive and romantic little brother to the test: he must make a declaration of love right now to Jada; a girl Mahdi loves but who doesn't know him. Pressured by his sister, Mahdi finally sets out about it.

The films are suitable for viewers aged 12 over.

The screenings are free and open to the public. Start time : 20:30

Pre-booking and ticket receipt required from Thoc Theatre box office (77772717).

Thoc Theatre box office, tel. 77772717 (Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-1.30pm & 4pm-6pm

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