Chinatown – The Three Shelters 91'/Action - Drama


Cleo (Katerina Misichroni), by a Chinese father and a Cypriot mother, was brought up with love and light in a little village in the hills of Cyprus. On the day of her 18th birthday however she finds out that her father did not die of natural causes but was murdered by the Chinese mafia in Chinatown of Athens. Deeply wounded by the loss, she swears to take revenge. Wise Cook Lin (Richard Ng), an old friend of her father’s, takes up her training and soon his assistant, Xiao Ping (Christopher Li) falls in love with her. During Cleo’s training in cooking, great physical skills are revealed. Despite Cook Lin’s advice for patience and prudence, Cleo begins her revenge.  She quickly falls in her enemy’s trap. Her mother (Themis Bazaka) carries the news to Cyprus, and Uncle Takis (Koullis Nikolaou), with Mediterranean ideas about the blood feud, comes to her rescue. Cleo continues to confront her enemies and in the process she realizes that the biggest enemy is her own dark destiny.

Katerina Misichroni, Richard Ng, Chris Li, Jacqui Chang, Themis Bazaka, Yiannis Stankoglou, Koullis Nikolaou, Nicholas Goh, Master Tang Tung Wing

Written and Directed by Aliki Danezi-Knutsen
Producer: Anna Tsiarta
Co-Producers: Cyprus Cinema Advisory Committee, A.B. Seahorse Films, N-Orasis, Black Orange S.A.
Director of Photography: Vladimir Subotic
Production Designer: Lisa Tsouloupas
Costume Designner: Stelios F. Stylianou
Make Up Artist: Evi Zafiropoulou
Sound: Ntinos Kittou, Alexandros Sidiropoulos, Aris Louziotis
Action Directors: Antje Rau/Master Tang Tung Wing
Editor: Kenan Akkawi
Music Composers: Christina Georgiou, George Solonos

With the support of SEE Cinema Network
The script was developed at Meditteranean Film Institute (Greece), Arista, and
eQuinox (Germany), and at Crossroads and Works in Progress of Thessaloniki Film Festival

91 minutes / Action-Drama
Format: Red HD/ 1:2.35 Anamorphic / Color
Dolby Digital
Cyprus / Greece
Language: English/Greek/Chinese

CHINATOWN – THE THREE SHELTERS has received the following awards so far:
Cinematography Honorary Distinction Cyprus Film Days International Film Festival 2018
Best Film (Veteran’s category) Cyprus International Film Festival 2018
Best Women’s Film Award Crown Wood International Film Festival  2019
Best Special Effects Award Hellenic Film Academy Awards Iris 2019
Best Action Award Fargo Fantastic Film Festival 2019
Best Actor Award Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival 2019

Athens International Film Festival 2018
New York City Greek Film Festival 2018
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2018
Alexandria Film Festival of Mediterranean 2019
San Francisco Greek Film Festival 2019
Cyprus Film Festival at the National Film Library of Mexico 2019
Dunedin International Film Festival 2020

Upcoming Festivals
Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival 01.03-02.04-2020