Afterlov

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 Sofia in the house 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.

2016 – Greece – 94 minutes – Greek – Feature/ Comedy

Original title: Άφτερλωβ

Directed by: Stergios Paschos
Written by: Stergios Paschos, in collaboration with Haris Fragoulis and Iro Bezou
Cinematography: Christos Kapalos
Edited by: Stamos Dimitropoulos
Cast: Haris Fragoulis, Iro Bezou
Producer: Phaedra Vokali
Executive producer: Theodora Valenti
Co-producers: Stergios Paschos, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos

Produced by: Marni Films
Co-produced by: Ert, 2|35, Faliro House Productions

Locarno IFF – Youth Jury Award in Cineasti del Presente competition
Sao Paolo IFF
Scanorama FF

Thessaloniki IFF – Best Artistic Achievement Award &  Special Mention for Haris Fragoulis
Festival International du Film d’ Amour de Mons – Le Prix Cineuropa
European Union FF
Lucca FF Europacinema
Istanbul IFF

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