4th Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival

The French Institute of Cyprus participes to the 4th outdoors Cyprus Archaeological, Ethnographic and Historical Film Festival that will take place from 7 to 11 July 2021 with the screening of a documentary film, «Louis XIV and the Battle for Luxury» Saturday 10 July - 21:30 - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation Amphitheater (86-90, Phaneromenis Street 1011, Nicosia). 

Based on the decree on capacity we will have a certain number of seats – 200 seats (chairs and stands). Entrance Fee: €2 per film or €5 per night that is valid for all screenings of the specific day. Screening Program.

The story of a quest between technical innovation and industrial espionage. This very informative documentary, with purely decorative fictional scenes, reviews France's appropriation of manufacturing processes from other countries.

Linvention du luxeDocumentaire de Stéphane Bégoin (France, 2020, 52', Bellota Films, subtitled in Greek and in English )

Synopsis: Today’s shoppers are convinced that France is the home of luxury. But in centuries past, France had to import high-quality goods from afar. Each foreign specialty supplier, from China to Venice, carefully guarded its own precious trade secrets. To obtain this valuable knowledge and hoist France to the pinnacle of Europe’s luxury-goods market, envoys commissioned by the king engaged in all sorts of shenanigans, including espionage, kidnappings, and bribery.


Other events

  1. The History of the Documentary by Doros Dimitriou, film historian. 

  2. The Reality of a scenario: Narrative Approaches by Christiana Barda et Ianthi Papadima, Educators & Researchers in media education, Media What.

  3. The rules of editing and its relevance with Directing by Greek director Dimitris Tragangalos.

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