LOVE STRUCK 15+
LanguageGreek with English subtitles
A romantic parable that packs in as many laughs as it does emotional punches.
Shot against the leafy suburbs and twilight ports of Athens, Thodoris Atheridis adapts and stars in an accomplished and absorbing cinematic version of his own stage play of the same name.
In it, he is Antonis (Thodoris Atheridis), a firefighter living in Piraeus. On the eve of his wedding to Natassa (Panagiota Vlanti), an old flame, Anna (Smaragda Karydis), suddenly arrives on his doorstep. As the former lovers reconnect, it becomes clear they still have feelings for each other but Antonis is unwilling to call off his impending nuptials. The plot takes an unexpected twist leading Antonis on an outlandish journey of laughs, love and heartbreak.
Thanks to an undeniably dangerous onscreen chemistry between Atheridis and Karydis, Love Struck was the runaway choice for winner of the Audience Award at this year’s Hellenic Film Academy Awards.
Written by Thodoris Atheridis
Produced by George Kiriakos & Kostas Lambropoulos
Cast: Thodoris Atheridis, Smaragda Karydi, Panayiota Vlanti, Constantine Markoulakis.
About the Director:
Born in Thessaloniki, Thodoris Atheridis is a prolific television and film actor, as well as a successful writer. He is best known for his roles in S’agapo–M’agapas (2000), Straight Story (2006) and ABee in August (2007). Love Struck is his second feature film as writer/director – his first being A Bee in August – and was the recipient of the Audience Award at this year’s Hellenic Film Academy Awards.
Την ημέρα του γάμου τού Αντώνη, παρουσιάζεται μπροστά του ένας παλιός του έρωτας, η Άννα. Παρόλο που η συνάντηση ξυπνά ανάμεσά τους τον παλιό τους έρωτα, ο Αντώνης αποφασίζει να προχωρήσει με το γάμο του.