Greek Cypriot Comedy “Committed”: Romantic Comedy with a Twist

You think you know in what direction this film is heading in but be prepared for a twist that gives an extra meaning to “Committed”.

George (Orestes Sophocleous) is a Cypriot Greek educated as an engineer in London. As many engineers can be he is technical and scientific. Love is nothing but an infatuation caused by a series of chemical reactions.

Well ordered George is teetering with a break-up with his girlfriend Christina who has given him an ultimatum which would be let’s get married or else. George is not ready for commitment, family and falling out of love. So in his beloved vintage Mercedes convertible he takes  a long drive in the countryside and well then his life goes topsy turvy as he passes by Greek-American Eva (Melia Kreiling), a drama and film teacher, who is in a bridal outfit wandering down the road.

She is passionate and full of wonder with the power of love but freaking out with her wedding day unable to settle down to a boring and predictable life.

George and Eva are diametrically different so it seems.

Well through a long drive and discussions and a bit of a sappy roadside pick up of a puppy (Mo) left in a cardboard box on the road. It would seem George’s rigidity melts as does Eva’s fear of commitment.

So you are in a Harry and Sally moment until at a stop at a gas bar and mini-mart George sees an “interesting” newspaper article that will flip you on your head.

George and Eva part under strange circumstances and I think fair to say they have rediscovered love and be prepared to see a different aspect of what “committed” means and why on earth Eva’s attitude to love is still so expansive.

It will be playing through to March 6th for a fee.

Clever writing and who can’t be impressed with the sassy performance of Kreiling and Mr. Serious Sophocleous.

You can catch the trailer here and marvel at the beautiful Cypriot scenery

This 2013 film is in English and just over an hour and a half. It is available on the Hellenic Film Society’s USA’s website here

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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