Elpida has reached a critical juncture in her life – unquenchable desires, the longing for love, her own body, even time itself all seem to conspire against the routine existence she had been enduring as wife and mother. As her reality begins to crumble, Elpida finds herself uncertain as to what is real and what is imagination, leading her to the brink of a catastrophe. Can a “pause” mark a new beginning for her?


Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018, Thessaloniki Film Festival 2018


Director Tonia Mishiali, her short films DEAD END and LULLABY OF THE BUTTERFLY competed in more than 60 International Film Festivals. Her directorial feature debut PAUSE (2018), participated in Connecting Cottbus and Mannheim Meeting Place co-production markets, as well as Karlovy Vary Works-in-Progress.


  • Director
    Tonia Mishiali
  • Screenplay
    Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou
  • Cinematography
    Yorgos Rahmatoulin
  • Editing
    Emilios Avraam
  • Cast
    Stela Fyrogeni, Andreas Vassiliou, Popi Avraam
  • Producer
    Andros Achilleos, Stelana Kliris, Tonia Mishiali, Ioanna Soultani, Panos Bisdas
  • Production Co.
    A.B. Seahorse Film Productions, Soul Productions
  • Distributor
    Film Republic

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