Suntan

  • 104'
  • Greece
  • 2016
Papadimitropoulos very aptly calls this a ‘coming-of-middle-age film’. His protagonist Kostis, an introvert, unhappy and sleepy forty-something, starts working on the Greek holiday island of Antiparos as a doctor. A group of young tourists drags him out of his shell with excursions to the nude beach and exuberant alcoholic evenings in clubs, while the frivolous Anna especially turns his head. Kostis joins in, but has trouble keeping up with the young people. The tragicomic film smoothly brings together two very different worlds: the carefree intoxication of the holidaymakers and the devastating loneliness of the man facing a midlife crisis, early but no less intense. En passant Papadimitropoulos provides a beautiful picture of the rather decadent and unreal atmosphere that reigns in the summer on islands like Antiparos, where the local inhabitants put up with a lot from the tourists because they are the largest source of income.

Director
Argyris Papadimitropoulos
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Greece
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2016
Length
104'
Medium
DCP
Languages
Greek, English
Producer
Phaedra Vokali
Production Company
Marni Films
Sales
Visit Films
Screenplay
Aikaterini Barmpatsalou, Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Syllas Tzoumerkas
Cinematography
Christos Karamanis
Editor
Napoleon Stratogiannakis
Production Design
Aliki Kouvaka
Sound Design
Leandros Ntounis
Cast
Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Marcus Collen, Ioannis Tsortekis, Dimitri Pallis