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Elpida, a middle-aged housewife, is trapped in the misery of an oppressive marriage, with a man who has no consideration for her feelings and needs. Her monotonous life is disrupted when a young painter is employed to paint the building she lives in. Her imagination then starts to flourish as she is confronted with her unquenchable desires, her body and the husband she has no love for. After he sells her car without her consent, she becomes vindictive and violent towards him, but her perception of reality is questioned when she has no recollection of events that actually happened.


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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

  • Fryogeni, who bears a striking resemblance to Frances McDormand, appears in almost every shot, and she carries the film with a bravura performance of a woman at her wit's end.

    Jun 13, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A work of considerable tonal complexity, as it stirs moments of pitch-black humor and short and violent reveries into an otherwise austerely told tale of spousal strife that wants to smash the patriarchy with feats of cinematic derring-do.

    Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The film is observant, and Mishiali uses deftly its main character towards her self-regulated journey to freedom.

    Aug 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Pause is a thoughtful, quietly provocative film that spotlights an individual whom most films relegate to the sidelines.

    Jul 8, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
  • A vivid, near soliloquoy, men distorting women and bypassing the soul. And relief for suppressed passions and frustrations do eventually break free for moments, but with only elusive windows of dramatic conjecture provided - as perhaps it should be.

    Jun 18, 2019 | Full Review…
  • A gender-specific and culturally unique crisis done up in a lively landscape fraught with a wide range of emotional, vengeful, and feared imaginations.

    Jun 15, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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