Boy on the Bridge

Friday October 20, 8 pm

Filmbase, 2 Curved St, Dublin 2


Drama. Directed by Petros Charalambous, 90 min, 2016, Cyprus. In Greek with English subtitles.
Irish Premiere

** For 18+ only **



Cyprus 1988. Twelve-year-old Socrates spends the hot summer days hurtling through the streets of his sleepy mountain village on his bicycle, setting off home-made firecrackers and tormenting the local residents. He wears his grandfather’s military beret with pride, dreaming of being a war hero like he once was. His carefree life comes to an abrupt end when he finds out that the family of his cousin and best friend, Marcos, are being abused by their violent father Hambo. Infuriated by this discovery, Socrates decides to put his firecracker-making skills to use.
What starts as a naïve attempt to teach Hambo a lesson leads Socrates to the heart of a murder investigation and the exposure of a family secret. Confronted with a dilemma that will change his life forever, Socrates discovers the meaning of love, family loyalty and courage.

Awards & Nominations

Best Film at 29th European Cinema Panorama Film Festival, Greece, 2016

Best Film Young Jury Cinephile at 17th Festival Du Grain A Demoudre, France, 2016

Nominated for Best First Time Director at Hellenic Film Academy, Greece, 2017

Best Film Audience Award at 15th Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival, Cyprus, 2017

Best Film For Children And Teenagers at 8th International Film Festival Cinema Of The Future Society, Albania, 2017

11th LA Greek Film Festival, USA, 2017: BEST ACTOR (Konstantinos Farmakas)

Best Film at 2nd BUZZ CEE International Film Festival, Romania, 2017