Suntan

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Synopsis

Kostis is a lonely doctor in his 40s who has missed many boats in life. During his stint as the island doctor on the touristic Greek island of Antiparos, a group of teenagers enter with hedonistic summer vibrations, sending Kostis mixed messages and drawing him out of his refuge into gradual abasement.

Makis Papadimitriou’s impeccable portrayal of Kostis’ unassuming behavior says it all, displaying in his character a sympathetic presence, left standing under the magnifying glass of youth’s ageist nature. His descent into darkness is filled with drunkenness and a chilling lack of self-awareness. Drawing comparisons to Greek Weird Wave films like Dogtooth (2009) and Attenberg (2010), the film is a moussaka of sunshine, sweat and sexual humiliation, making it an impolitic but delicious subversion of the commonly romanticised image of a holiday in paradise.

Credits

  • web-6-suntan-director In 2008, director Argyris Papadimitropoulos became the youngest Greek filmmaker to direct a box-office hit and bagged the First-Time Director Award at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards. Suntan premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and won Best International Feature at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Devoted to filmmaking, Papadimitropoulus claims to have no hobbies whatsoever.
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