I spent Saturday night in London for a film screening of the Cypriot film Boy on the Bridge / Το Αγόρι στη Γέφυρα.
The screening took place at the Hellenic Centre which is on Paddington Street in London W1.
In Greek with English subtitles, the film is set in Cyprus (the village of Kalopanayiotis/Καλοπαναγιώτης) in the 1980s and follows the story of a boy and his family at the center of a murder investigation.
Like a lot of Greek films, it’s not a ‘Hollywood blockbuster’ type of movie but I enjoyed the story. The many plot twists and turns are just the sort of thing I like in TV and film, and it was very well produced.
The evening was followed by a Q&A with Andreas Tselepos, one of the main actors in the film who spoke about the making of the film, the location, the cast and crew and took questions from the audience.
I enjoyed the evening – Much more interesting than going to the cinema to watch James Bond or some other rubbish which I’m not in to!
Before the event I ate Greek style at Ergon, a Greek café near Oxford Circus (just a few minutes walk from where I’d parked the car). After the screening before returning home, I went for a pizza (not very Greek but it was still open at that time of night).
For an event which was completely free, it wasn’t a bad day!