Beloved Days

27 August 2019

In 1970, the people of the village of Karmi on the north coast of Cyprus participated in a memorable experience: the shooting of George P. Cosmatos' risqué romance The Beloved, starring movie icon Raquel Welch. The first Hollywood production to be filmed in Cyprus, The Beloved signalled a new future for the country as film destination, a future that would be terminated abruptly by the Turkish invasion of 1974 and the changes that followed. Four decades later, the documentary Beloved Days (2015) recounts the experiences of those who lived through these two key events in Cypriot history. 

Karmi is well connected to the Nicholson Museum as the location of Professor James Stewart’s Bronze Age cemetery excavations a mere nine years before the film crew arrived in the village. The documentary functions as a kaleidoscope, transmitting images of that magical time and of the traumatic changes in their lives after the Turkish invasion. Four decades later, they revisit nostalgically those old beloved days.

This is the Australian premiere of the documentary directed by Constantinos Patsalides and written and produced by George Avraam which has featured in film festivals in the USA, the UK and across Europe.

Join us at the Nicholson Museum for drinks prior to the screening in the Old Geology theater.  Beloved Days runs for 75 minutes.

Event details

  • When: 6.00pm - 8.30pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum
    The Quadrangle
  • Cost: $30 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum and their guests $40 for the general public $10 for students
  • RSVP: Please follow the link below for registration
  • Registration:https://beloveddays.eventbrite.com.au
  • Contact: Museum Reception
    T + 61 2 9351 2812
    E  nicholson.museum@sydney.edu.au
    Nicholson Museum 


Beloved Days

Where Nicholson Museum
The Quadrangle
When

27 August 2019


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