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Summer Cinema by Rialto Theatre

Rialto Theatre is returning this year with its Summer Cinema, offering unique cinematic experiences under the starry sky.

The large screen will be set up in the parking area of the neighboring SEK and invites all friends of the seventh art to enjoy unforgettable moments of cinematic magic.

All movies will be screened in their original language with Greek and English subtitles, providing a variety of different cinematic experiences.

Screenings will start promptly at 21:00, and tickets will be available at the theater box office, by phone at 77777745, and online at

Below are the movies that will be screened:

18 TUE 21:00 (89’)

Raoul Taburin Ι Pierre Godeau (France, 2018)**

From the cartoonist of beloved Petit Nicolas, Jean-Jacques Sempé, the film Raoul Taburin tells a fascinating story of friendship and love, suitable for all the family! In an idyllic village in the French Alps, Raoul Taburin, the owner of the local bicycle shop has a well-hidden secret. A film about love, friendship, kindness, difficulties and obstacles, fears and insecurities – in other words, the “training wheels” of the bicycle riding life’s ups and downs. No matter how many times we fall, we must always find a way of getting back up.

Directed by: Pierre Godeau

Cast: Benoit Poelvoorde, Edouard Baer, Suzanne Clement

21 FRI 21:00 (121’)

Shoplifters Ι Kore-eda Hirokazu (Japan, 2018) 12+ **

A “whispering” little film with a huge heart, made by the acclaimed Japanese humanistic director, Kore-eda Hirokazu. Winner of Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Palme d’Or’ and Japan’s official entry for the Academy Awards’ ‘Best International Film’, Shoplifters gives an alternative view of the “stolen moments” in life and cinema.

After one of their shoplifting sessions, a father and his son come across a little girl shivering in the freezing cold. At first reluctant to shelter the girl, the wife agrees to take care of her after learning of the hardships she faces. Although the family is financially struggling, they seem to be living happily together until an unforeseen incident reveals hidden secrets, testing the bonds that unite them.

Directed by: Kore-eda Hirokazu

Cast: Sakura Ando, Lily Franky, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi

23 SUN 21:00 (110’)

My Wonderful Wanda (Switzerland, 2020) **

Thirty-five-year-old Polish Wanda looks after Joseph (70), a stroke-ridden patriarch, at his wealthy family villa by the lake. She is there for him around the clock, and also helps his wife Elsa (75). The youngest son, Gregi (28), likes her very much. The work is poorly paid but Wanda needs the money for her own family in Poland. Since everyone lives under one roof, Wanda gets an intimate view of their family life. So intimate that Wanda unexpectedly becomes pregnant. A bittersweet, cynical comedy, awarded at Tribecca Film Festival.

Directed by: Bettina Oberli

Cast: Agnieszka Grochowska, Marthe Keller, André Jung

25 TUE 21:00 158’)

Tár Ι Todd Field (USA, 2022) 12+ **

Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett) is the conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic, a woman at the peak of her career. Having conquered every prize, distinction and position one possibly could, she is about to record live Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and, at the same time, release her autobiography. Dynamic and demanding, challenging and unrepentant, competitive and egocentric, Lydia Tár has the charm of a real genius who is well-aware of the magnitude and value of her talent. She has constructed herself, her life, success and views around music, living a well-protected life with her partner and young daughter in their majestically minimal house in Berlin and her exquisite office in the Philharmonic – if and when she is not travelling around the world with her devoted assistant who has her own ambitions.

Directed by: Todd Field

Cast: Cate Blanchett, Nina Hoss, Noémie Merlant, Sophie Kauer, Julian Glover, Allan Corduner, Mark Strong.

28 FRI 21:00 (90’)

Lola and the Sea Ι Laurent Micheli (Belgium, 2019) 12+ **

Just when 18-year-old transgender Lola learns that she can finally have surgery, her mother, who is her only financial support, passes away. Abiding by her mother’s last wishes, Lola and her father, who are permanently in conflict and have not seen each other for two years, embark on a journey all the way to the Belgian coast. They soon realise that the outcome of the journey may not be the one they were expecting.

Director: Laurent Micheli

Cast: Mya Bollaers, Benoît Magimel, Els Deceukelier, Sami Outalbali

In collaboration with: Queer Wave and Rialto Gen.

** Rialto Summer Cinema @ SEK Parking Place

All films will be screened in their original language with Greek and English subtitles.

E-ticket: | Presale tickets: €8

Box Office: 77777745 (Monday - Friday 10:00-15:00)

SUPPORTERS OF SUMMER CINEMA SEK (Συνομοσπονδία Εργαζομένων Κύπρου)


Media Sponsors: KATHIMERINI, LOVE 100.7, RIK, KANALI 6

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