Hollywood Comes to Cyprus (09:47)
George Avraam watches "Beloved" with Yiannis Mitides. The Karmi villager recalls the excitement of filming. Nicos Shafkalis provides mementos from the production and reminisces about Raquel Welch.
Star Attitude (04:48)
Actor Richard Johnson recalls the past, the days of filming the "Beloved", the crew and the the villagers from Karmi. Welch creates commotions among the residents of Karmi; photos surface and she is guarded against paparazzi. Welch photos is credited by Iconic Images / Terry O' Neil.
Marcello Gatti recalls Cyprus as a great place for filming; he describes transforming Welch from Hollywood star to villager. Shafkalis credits him with being the most important filmmaker in the world.
Funding and Direction (11:42)
Filmex is created for the production of "Beloved"; sponsors are Cypriot businessmen hoping to meet Welch. Director Yiorgos Cosmatos influences key contributors; sociability balances his high work expectations.
Collaborative Efforts (06:49)
Elias Aletras recalls being cast for "Beloved"; many locals become extras. Filming becomes a community experience, but not all approve of racier scenes; filmmakers are forced to find a church location outside Karmi.
Financial Disappointment (08:20)
The budget for "Beloved" falls short of distribution; shortly after release, war makes Cyprus a dead zone for filmmaking. In 1995, a group of Karmi refugees creates a club where they discuss movie production and village memories.
Political Upheaval (06:29)
Patrick Curtis and Richard Johnson reminisce with the families of village actors. They recall tensions, but no perception imminence of war. The 1974 Turkish invasion divides Cyprus.
Village Refugees (03:33)
Cypriots are allowed to visit Karmi, but not stay. Mitides recalls the grief of being separated from his homeland.
Screening: Forty Years Later (09:31)
Curtis, Johnson, and villagers watch "Beloved." All express hopes that Cyprus will one day reunite.
Credits: Beloved Days (03:36)
Credits: Beloved Days
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