The Foreign Residents in the TRNC

Movie Premier of “Lincoln”

by Ralph Kratzer (TFR Secretary)

Some of our interested readers may remember the post on our blog dated 20th February 2013 about the topic “You can be a winner with Bayrak Radio and Television.”

Can Gazi raffled 4 tickets for the Movie Premier of the new Spielberg picture “Lincoln” starring Daniel DZena Palaceay-Lewis.

Believe me, I have never won anything in a raffle in my whole life, but this time I did! I really won two of the tickets and so it was, that I went to the Zena Palace Cinema on the Greek side of Nicosia yesterday evening, accompanied by my year long friend, charming Monika.

The Movie Premier was organized by the Cyprus Fulbright Commission, The Cyprus American Alumni Network in collaboration with The Evie Sofianou Foundation and under the Auspices of the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia.

The cinema was only half filled up with visitors, there was a short introduction by a speaker from the Ralph and Monika at the cinemaEmbassy and then the movie started.

About the motion picture:

Firstly, I like Steven Spielberg movies and secondly, I like Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones as actors.

This movie is an unquestionably great and fascinating production and Day-Lewis has provided an absolutely outstanding performance but, from my point of view, it is at least 30 minutes too long.

For people being interested in history it is fascinating to see how Lincolndifficult it was for the U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in the 19th century to abolish slavery in the country and how many Americans lost their lives for that in the long lasting Civil War (and in the end the President himself).

But 120 minutes of the 150 minutes running time of the movie you only listen to talks and debates and for me personally that starts to be boring at a certain point. But, don´t let me be misunderstood,  that is only my own unworthy opinion!

The protagonist Day-Lewis has won the Oscar justifiably.

In the end it was an absolutely successful evening for us, thanks to Bayrak Radio and TV and Can Gazi again!