Suntan

Suntan
  • 2016
  • Greece
  • 1h 46min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Argyris Papadimitropoulos
  • Cast: Makis Papadimitriou, Ellie Tringou, Dimi Hart
  • Language: Greek
  • UK release: 28 April 2017

On a remote Greek island, a middle-aged doctor (Papadimitriou) has a fling with a young tourist (Tringou) and then becomes a bit too keen on her for her liking. A poignant mix of midlife meltdown and painful comedy is seriously flummoxed by an ending that’s as subtle as a sledgehammer.

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Suntan

24 Apr 20173 stars

This perceptive Greek midlife crisis drama is let down by a sledgehammer ending

Can a misjudged ending flummox a film? That's the sticky question lathered over this cross-generational romantic obsession drama. Director Argyris Papadimitropoulos makes fine work of the almost-poignant, then painful mix of midlife meltdown and…

The Edinburgh Greek Festival announces its 2016 programme

26 Oct 2016

Small but nicely-shaped festival with some of the best in recent Greek cinema

There was a time when Greek cinema seemed to be Theo Angelopolous and not many other people: long films with not a lot of story and endless shots of people staring mournfully at the sea. Then there was a time when articles about Greek cinema always…

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