Suntan

 

 

Kostis – single, about forty years old and a little bit corpulent – starts a new job as a doctor on Antiparos, a Greek island with a social life that is pretty manageable in winter and which is crowded with tourists in summer. During the holiday season, he meets twenty-year-old Anna and her friends – lighthearted young people who frolic around naked on the beach by day and celebrate excessive parties at night. The outwardly spellbound but inwardly inhibited man misunderstands this holiday flirt as a potential opportunity to turn around his dreary life after all and feel the joys of love. He tries to keep up. Of course, this must backfire. Director and producer Argyris Papadimitropoulos, born in 1976 in Athens, calls his third feature film a «coming of middle age story». His tragicomedy is set against the backdrop of the outrageously hedonistic way of life that Greece’s islanders, who are dependent on the tourists’ money, have to deal with every summer. He accordingly confronts his protagonists – both the youthfully boisterous and the already somewhat older ones – with an awakening to reality that is poignant and bitter.

 

 

Greece 2016
104 Min. Color. DCP. G,E/e

Director: Argyris Papadimitropoulos

Script: Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Syllas Tzoumerkas

Camera: Christos Karamanis

Editor: Napoleon Stratogiannakis

Music: Yannis Veslemes

Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Milou Van Groesen, Dimi Hart


 

Specials
Bildrausch 2016