Sofronis Sofroniou: Magnetic Bible
Lemesos International Documentary Festival in collaboration with The Island Club
1 - 8 August 2018
Fig.1 Sofronis Sofroniou: Magnetic Bible, Lemesos Intl Doc Festival, Evagoras Lanitis Centre, Lemesos, Cyprus
Following a trip to Indonesia early in 2018, nearly half of the footage Sofroniou recorded was destroyed due to a faulty USB stick. In the short film titled Magnetic Bible, he revisits techniques of memory reconstruction in an attempt to address one of Chris Marker’s key questions: “I wonder how people remember things they don’t film, don’t photograph, don’t tape.”
Sofronis Sofroniou was born in Palechori, Cyprus. He studied Psychology in Nicosia and Neurosciences in New York. His first book, Oi Protoplastoi (To Rodakio, 2015) received the Cyprus National Novel Award and the Award for Newcomer Novelist “Menis Koumantareas” of the Writers Association of Greece (2016). His second book is called Pig Iron (Antipodes, 2017).