Visit Films has acquired worldwide sales rights to Greek filmmaker Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ “Suntan,” which will have its world premiere at the Rotterdam Film Festival and compete the prestigious VPRO Big Screen Awards.
The movie will mark the director’s return to Rotterdam after his 2011 drama, “Wasted Youth,” opened the 40th edition. “Suntan” is produced by Oxymoron Films and Phaedra Vokali of Greek independent production company Marni Films. The deal excludes sales rights in Greece and Cyprus.
The drama stars “Chevalier” actor Makis Papadimitriou as Kostis, a lonely middle-aged doctor of a tiny holiday island. When he meets and falls for a beautiful tourist named Anna, he begins spending nearly all of his time partying with her and her group of wild friends. But what starts as a rediscovery of his long-lost youth slowly turns into an obsession as Kostis becomes willing to do whatever it takes to keep Anna. Elli Tringou, Milou Van Groessen and Dimi Hart co-star.
“When we saw the mix of raw youth driven sexuality and focused, super observant filmmaking, we knew this film was something special,” said Ryan Kampe of Visit Films. “The film is like a trip to paradise that ends in the emergency room.”
Visit Films is a New York-based sales company for American and international independent films. The company is looking for distributors out of Rotterdam.