Hull Independent Cinema presents: SUNTAN
27 July 2017, Vue Cinema Hull, Princes Quay, Hull
Argyris Papadimitropoulos | 2016 | Greece | 104 mins | Cert 18 | Greek with English subtitles
Vue Cinemas has one of the best concessions in town, so why not come along early to grab a drink and a snack? Doors to the screening room open around ten minutes before the performance starts.
7:30pm: Programme starts
9:20pm: Programme ends
SUNTAN is a coming of ‘middle-age’ film, from Greek filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos, that celebrates the beauty and strength of the youthful body, while simultaneously embracing its inevitable decay.
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.
Winner of Best International Feature, Edinburgh International Film Festival SXSW, International Film Festival Rotterdam Official Selections
“Confident, unflinching filmmaking” – Screen Daily
“A superbly directed, quietly devastating film” – Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
Tickets can be purchased in advance exclusively via HULL BOX OFFICE