Previously at the ICA - Films
2 May 2017
This screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Argyris Papadimitropoulos.
For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly-appointed doctor of a tiny island, he spends a dreary winter alone. By the time summer arrives though, the island has turned into a thriving, wild vacation spot with nude beaches and crazy parties. When Kostis meets the beautiful and flirty Anna, he falls hard for her and goes out of his way to impress her; before long, he is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk and partying hard. But what starts as a rediscovery of his lost-long youth slowly turns into an obsession, as Kostis is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his younger lover.
Suntan is a 'coming of middle-age’ film that celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay.
Suntan, dir. Argyris Papadimitropoulos, Greece 2016, 104 mins, Greek with English subtitles