In the press
06/ Jul 2019
Review by Andrew Emerson
"Pause is a thoughtful, quietly provocative film that spotlights an individual whom most films relegate to the sidelines."
20/ Jun 2019
Living Life Fearless
Review by Francesca Escarraga
"Dauntless filmmakers like Tonia Mishiali who make it their life’s mission to create stories with substance by raising awareness on pressing issues... is living proof that we are heading towards a promising future..."
18/ Jun 2019
Review by Prairie Miller
"A vivid, near soliloquoy... men distorting women and bypassing the soul... relief for suppressed passions and frustrations... break free for moments, but with only elusive windows of dramatic conjecture provided - as perhaps it should be."
15/ Jun 2019
Big Easy Magazine
Review by Bill Arceneaux
"A gender-specific and culturally unique crisis done up in a lively landscape fraught with a wide range of emotional, vengeful, and feared imaginations."
13/ Jun 2019
Review by Katie Walsh
"Star Fyrogeni, who bears a striking resemblance to Frances McDormand, appears in almost every shot, and she carries the film with a bravura performance of a woman at her wit’s end."
29/ Oct 2018
Eye for Film
Film Review By Jenny Kermode
"Fyrogeni is brittle and intense in the central role, carrying herself in the slightly bent, over-cautious manner of someone continually expecting blame."
10/ Jul 2018
Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018 | by Boyd van Hoeij
"Cypriot director Tonia Mishiali casts Frances McDormand look-alike Stela Fyrogeni in her feature debut about a housewife in an unhealthy marriage who starts daydreaming about revenge"
05/ Jul 2018
Karlovy Vary 2018 East of the West
Review: Pause by Vassilis Economou
"Cypriot writer-director Tonia Mishiali focuses on the position of women in a conservative and patriarchal society with an emotional and realistic debut"