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Sat, 30 Oct


Technopolis 20

Documentary Screening ‘ASYLUM - love has no borders’

The creators of the documentary ‘ASYLUM - love has no borders’ invite you to the first screening in Paphos, at Technopolis 20 garden. It's a story of hardship and desperation. But mostly, a story of love that survives against all odds.

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Documentary Screening ‘ASYLUM - love has no borders’
Documentary Screening ‘ASYLUM - love has no borders’

Time & Location

30 Oct 2021, 18:30

Technopolis 20, Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010, Cyprus

About the Event

The creators of the documentary ‘ASYLUM - love has no borders’ invite you to the first screening in Paphos, at Technopolis 20 garden, on Saturday, October 30, at 18:30.

Lital is a travelling artist, specialising in traditional arts, and Vinas is a musician, who creates his own instruments. What makes their love story unique is that they come from different worlds… Lital is Israeli and Vinas is Iranian. When they met in 2018 at a peace camp in Turkey, they were both on a journey of self-discovery, both experienced travellers with survival skills. It was love at first sight and from that moment they were inseparable.

However, with Israel and Iran bitterly opposed to each other, they were forced to become itinerant, travelling across Turkey and the Caucasus on short tourist visas, and finally coming in Cyprus in 2019, and, so they would not be separated, they were forced to apply for asylum. This resulted to many difficulties and an uncertain everyday life with no support. Finally, they were given a place to stay in a village high in the Troodos Mountains. Two years later they are stranded, still waiting for an answer.

This is their story, a tale of hardship, isolation, and peril, but mostly of love. They chose love over fear. For Lital and Vinas, love has no borders.

A film by Anastasia Charalambous Barnfather

Filmed entirely on location in Cyprus, around Nicosia, Pedoulas and the Troodos mountains

For more information about the film: 97760047

Duration: 45 minutes

In the presence of the Director Anastasia Charalambous Barnfather 

and the Producer Keith Barnfather

Entrance: €7 

ONLY with reservations by phone at 70002420 and presales. 

Tickets available:

- Technopolis 20 art centre. Opening hours: Wednesday – Friday, 9am – 1pm

- Online banking (email us at for details)

Information: 70002420

SafePass necessary.

The venue takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.

A few words about the creators

Reeltime Pictures is run by the husband-and-wife team, Producer and Cameraman - Keith Barnfather and Writer and Director - Anastasia Charalambous Barnfather.

Keith worked for the BBC in the UK before forming the company and has produced a wide range of highly regarded broadcast, business and home entertainment programming across Europe.

Anastasia studied film direction and post-production at the University of the Arts, London, she joined Reeltime Pictures to broaden its production platform.

Now based in Cyprus, their first collaborative work Phoenix – A story from the Diaspora won the prestigious “Best International Film” award at the AEI Cinema Festival in Nicosia. This was followed by Memories of the Cyprus Railway, which has won film festival awards worldwide.

The idea for Asylum - love has no borders came after Anastasia and Keith had made a number of charity films to raise money for people suffering during the Covid-19 pandemic. It has won over 13 awards at film festivals to date ...

They are now working on a documentary about the history and renovations at the holy monastery of Apostolos Andreas.

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