The Cyprus premiere of “I, Tony” takes place at the Lemesos International Documentary Festival on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 8pm at the Evagoras Lanitis Center in Limassol.
The 19-minute documentary was co-produced by Argyro Nicolaou and Margaux Fitoussi.
Tony Moussoulides, once a sought-after fashion photographer in Swinging Sixties London, is now 85-years-old and back home in Cyprus, where he dreams of creating a Hollywood-style movie based on his career. To do this, he asks for the help of two female filmmakers, who let Tony reenact—and direct—scenes from his life, including a photo shoot with Andy Warhol and a meeting with John Huston. As Tony’s artistic vision for the film clashes with that of its directors, a seemingly normal biopic becomes a study of the human desire to be remembered.
Director Argyro Nicolaou will also attend the screening.
The screening is presented in collaboration with ‘The Island Club’, a non-profit arts space initiated by artist Christodoulos Panayiotou. The screening accompanies the exhibition ‘13 Photos by Tony Moussoulides’, curated by Argyro Nicolaou, which will be on view from September 16 to 26.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the number of seats for each screening block is capped at 120.
The documentary was supported by the Athanasios Ktorides Foundation.