added: Mon, Jan 30th '17
A casual invitation leads to obsession in the newly released red band trailer for "Suntan," an off-kilter drama from Greek filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Bank Bang).
Spending most of 2016 on the festival circuit, "Suntan" -- which follows a schlubby, middle-aged physician (Makis Papadimitriou) at a small, vacationing Greek island as he gets swept up in the local hedonistic club scene after meeting and befriending a flirty, twenty-something tourist-slash-nudist -- will be making its way to U.S. theaters in March.
The film made its North American debut at last year's SXSW Film Festival, where it received some good notices. The movie is now expected to open in New York on March 10th and in Los Angeles on March 17th, with other cities to follow.
For middle-aged Kostis, life has passed him by. As the newly appointed doctor of a tiny island, Kostis 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 conquer and impress her. Before long, Kostis is spending nearly all of his time getting drunk, partying hard, and even making out with Anna. What starts as a rediscovery with his lost-long youth, though, slowly turns into an obsession as Kostis is willing to do whatever it takes to keep his Anna.
Suntan celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay.
directed by Argyris Papadimitropoulos
starring Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Milou van Groessen, Dimi Hart, Hara Kotsali, Marcus Collen
release date March 10, 2017 (NY), March 17, 2017 (LA) -- Other cities to follow