Alexandra Matheou

21′ | 2021 | Cyprus, France | Comedy-Drama

// Summer is a permanent state of mind in Limassol, a once small seaside town in Cyprus that has transformed into the oligarch paradise of the Mediterranean. Being both a player and a victim of this city transformation as a food stylist, Tina is depressed. On the day of her birthday, she is ready to give up on everything, until an extraordinary encounter changes her life.

// Tina vit et travaille à Limassol, une ville balnéaire au sud de Chypre; autrefois paisible, celle-ci est en passe de devenir le nouveau paradis méditerranéen des oligarques russes. A la fois actrice et victime de ce changement, Tina est dans l’impasse. Jusqu’à ce qu’une rencontre imprévue avec une autre femme se révèle être un véritable bouleversement.

Société de production | Production company : This is the Girl Productions

Producteur | Producer :Savvas Stavrou

E-mail: savvas.stavrou@googlemail.com

Co-production | Co-production company : La Cellule Productions

Producteur | Producer : Soyo Giaoui

Adresse | Address : 23 rue Bisson 75020 Paris

E-mail : lacellule@lacelluleproductions.com

Scénario & Réalisation | Screenwriter & Director : Alexandra Matheou

Acteurs | Cast : Mary Mina, Aurora Marion

Image | DOP : Yorgos Rahmatoulin

Son | Sound engineer : Christos Kyriakoullis

Montage image | Editor : Livia Neroutsopoulou

Tampere International Film Festival | 2021

Regard Saguenay | 2021

Palm Springs Shortfest | 2021

Festival du Court en plein air de Grenoble | Prix de la critique | 2021

Sao Paulo International Film Festival | Best 10 shorts Audience Award | 2021

Odense Film Festival | 2021

Festival Courts d’un Soir | 2021

Festival international de Contis | 2021

Drama International Film Festival | Queer Short Award + Best Actress Award | 2021

Athens International Film Festival | National competition | 2021

Maui International Film Festival | 2021

Cyprus International Short Film Festival | 2021

Iris Prize – LGBTQ+ | 2021

Raindance IFF | Cyprus Special Program | 2021

Villeurbanne International Short Film Festival | 2021

Les Rencontres Cinessonne | 2021

Asiana Film Festival | 2021

Uppsala ISFF | 2021

Medfilm Festival | 2021


// Alexandra Matheou is a Cypriot screenwriter, director and producer based in London, Cyprus and Athens. She holds a Law LLB and an LLM from King’s College London and an MA in Film Studies from University College London (UCL). Her short films have screened internationally and she is an alumni of Talents Sarajevo 2018. She has previously worked for The Discovery Channel in London and is now Head of Development at Athens based production company Topcut-Modiano. In 2019, Alexandra was invited to join the Euro-Connection forum at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival with her new short film ‘A Summer Place’.