SUNTAN 18+

Credits

Director

Argyris Papadimitropoulos

Country

Greece, 2016

Running Time

104mins

Category

Drama

Language

Greek with English subtitles

Written by Argyris Papadimitropoulos & Syllas TzoumerkasProduced by Argyris Papadimitropoulos & Phaedra VokaliStarring: Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Dimi Hart, Hara Kotsali, Milou Van Groesen, Marcus Collen, Yannis Tsortekis, Pavlos Orkapoulos 

About the Director:
Born in 1976, Argyris Papadimitropoulos made two award-winning shorts (Pendulum and Tender) before becoming the youngest Greek filmmaker to direct a box-office feature hit, Bank Bang (2008). His follow-up feature, Wasted Youth, screened at GFF in 2012. Papadimitropoulos has also directed more than 200 television commercials, making him one of Europe’s top ad-makers. 

“Midlife crises don’t get much messier than [this].” Screen Daily

The hedonistic shenanigans of summer take a creepy turn into dark territory with Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ unsettling depiction of a lonely, middle-aged doctor who takes an unhealthy shine for a young tourist. 

Kostis (a remarkably raw performance by Makis Papadimitriou, also appearing in Chevalier at this year’s GFF) arrives on the little island of Antiparos in the middle of winter where he is the new GP. What starts as a drab community transforms into an island paradise as soon as the summer swings around. When the much younger, sexually liberated tourist Anna arrives, Kostis does everything he can to impress her, even if it means outstaying his welcome. 

A visually seductive depiction of a Greek summer, Suntan is an enthralling exercise in voyeurism and the violent depths of one man’s obsession. Note: Stay until the end credits have finished rolling.

“Feels at times like your pervy uncle has somehow wandered into 1982’s Summer Lovers.” Film School Rejects

Warning: frequent nudity

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