2016 / 104 mins
In Greek with English subtitles
Cast: Makis Papadimitriou (Kostis), Elli Tringou (Anna), Dimi Hart (Jason), Hara Kotsali (Alin), Yannis Tsortekis (Takis), Maria Kallimani (Tzina), Syllas Tzoumerkas (Orestis).
This cautionary tale unfolds in the summer, when the quiet island of Antiparos comes to life. A lonely, middle-aged doctor falls in love with a much younger woman and, what begins as one man’s quest to recapture his lost youth, quickly turns into obsession and embarrassment.
This film, which has achieved cult status in Greece, is intended for adult audiences (nude beach scenes).
New York Times Critic’s Pick: “Replete with sometimes startling imagery…, Suntan captures a set of specific feelings: the exhilaration and embarrassment of falling, followed by the desperate denial that one has landed in a very bad place.” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times
Winner of six Hellenic Film Academy Awards, including Best Film,
Best Director, and Best Actor