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Under the Stars

Under the Stars

Kato apo ta asteria

Directed and written by Cristos Georgiou, this film begins in Cyprus, 1974. a Greek right wing military coup overthrows the government, and the Turkish government invades the island.

After a period of intense fighting, the UN intervenes and draws a "Green Line" through the middle of Cyprus, separating the Turkish and Greek territories. Thousands of refugees are relocated and killed, including ten year old Lucas’ parents. Twenty six years later, Lucas is living a hermit’s life, haunted by the memory of the past.


  • Audience Award, Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester, UK, 2002
  • Montreal First Film Prize, Montreal World Film Festival, Montreal, Canada, 2001
  • Nominated Golden Alexander, Thessaloniki Film Festival, Thessalonica, Greece, 2001
Under the Stars