Now on vimeo, the short film “Semele” by the Cypriot filmmaker Myrsini Aristidou, is undoubtedly a must-watch piece of art. The film has screened in over 100 festivals, from Toronto to Berlin, from Antarctica to Australia, from Nigeria to Chile, and from Cyprus to Nepal. It was distributed by Canal+ in both France and Africa. Distributed and sold in Japan for aircrafts and ships flying the Japanese flag, and is currently on the VOD platform Fandor in the USA, and just now it became a Vimeo Staff Pick!
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Semele will do anything to spend some time with her long absent father. A school note becomes just the excuse for her to visit him at his workplace, where her presence highlights their fragile relationship.
As Myrsini mentions, “Words are not enough to express how blessed I feel to have created ‘Semele’. When we were shooting the movie two years ago in Cyprus, I could have never imagined that this small story would take me on such an enlightened journey across all continents and corners of the world.”
You can watch the full film below: