Parties, sex, dancing, drinking and sleeping it off on the beach: a typical young people’s holiday. In Suntan, the doctor on a tourist Greek island falls for 19-year-old Anna. He tries to connect with her and her friends. But how wild are you at the age of 40?
Kostis is a 40-year-old doctor that finds himself in the small island of Antiparos, in order to take over the local clinic. His whole life and routine will turn upside down when he meets an international group of young and beautiful tourists and he falls in love with Anna, a 19-year-old goddess.
“Suntan” is a coming-of-middle-age film that explores growing up through a youth never lived.
“It’s an unflinching depiction of one man’s descent into an embarrassing vortex of desire, paired with a spectacular lack of self-awareness. Helmer Argyris Papadimitropoulos scores a bull’s-eye, in all senses, making “Suntan” a festival must-have” – Variety
“This is confident, unflinching filmmaking which manages to show us things we may not have seen – or wanted to see – before.” – Screen Daily
“Vital and impressive… “Suntan” is an absorbing, discomfiting drama from Greek director Argyris Papadimitropoulos. What starts as a keenly observed, almost Chekhovian account of a country doctor, turns into a dark, almost excruciatingly unblinking depiction of violent male obsession” – Sight and Sound
Festivals and awards
2016 Rotterdam International Film Festival
Nomination Big Screen Award