“Afterlov”, the first feature film by Stergios Pastras, had its premiere at Locarno Film Festival. The movie, that tells the tale of a couple that broke up some time ago, has its first trailer -it premiered in Screen Daily.
It’s summertime – a time when Athens feels hotter than the desert. Nikos, a broke 30-year-old musician, is chilling poolside and drinking cocktails at a luxurious villa in the northern suburbs. The house belongs to Nikos’ good friend Stavros, who has left him in charge of the property and his beloved dog Leila for the summer. Nikos figures this is a unique opportunity to spend some quality time with his ex-girlfriend Sofia and invites her to stay for a few days.
Sofia accepts with pleasure, not knowing 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 is looking for? Is Sofia ever going to be able to explain why they broke up?
From the trailer the film seems to have a Richard Linklater – Before Midnight essence to it, while being more youthful and fun.
Haris Frangoulis and Iro Bezou star in the film, Phaedra Vokali of Marni Pictures produces.