It’s summertime in Athens and Nikos, a 30-year-old broke musician, is taking care of a luxurious villa in the suburbs that belongs to a friend of his. Between poolside cocktails and fooling around with the dog that he is meant to take care of, Nikos has a plan. Still unable to get over his recent break-up with Sofia, he figures this is a unique opportunity to get some much-needed answers and he invites her over for the weekend. Sofia delightfully accepts not knowing, of course, that Nikos’ plans are not as innocent as they seem. Nikos locks himself up in the house with Sofia and refuses to let her leave until she provides some rationale for the break-up, turning their alleged carefree holiday into a mess of games, fights, laughs and introspection. Is Nikos ever going to get the answers he was looking for? Is Sofia ever going to be able to explain why they broke up? Afterlov is a funny, poignant and scathing post-love story between two people who refuse to grow up.
A Marni Films production in collaboration with ERT, Faliro House, 2-35 and Stergios Paschos.
Director: Stergios Paschos
Script: Stergios Paschos in collaboration with Haris Fragoulis & Iro Bezou
Producers: Phaedra Vokali, Stergios Paschos
DoP: Christos Kapatos
Production Design: Simon Nikolaides
Costumes: Antonia Catsampas, Marie-Louise Bartholomew
Sound: Ksenofon Kontopoulos
Makeup: Alexandra Myta
Editing: Stamos Dimitropoulos
Production Manager: Kostas Baliotis
Actors: Haris Fragkoulis, Iro Bezou
Year of Production: 2016
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Locarno International Film Festival (Best Film Award by the Youth Jury in the Concorso Cineasti del Presente)