The Summer with Carmen

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At the French Institute:

TUE 11/06 ● 10pm
SAT 15/06 ● 8pm

Title: The Summer with Carmen (To kalokairi tis Karmen)
Direction: Zacharias Mavroeidis
Cast: Yorgos Tsiantoulas, Andreas Labropoulos, Roubini Vasilakopoulou, Nikolaos Mihas, Vassilis Tsigkristaris
Production: Argonauts Productions
Distribution: Be For Films
Genre: Comedy
Duration: 106’
Country: Greece
Year: 2023
O.V. in Greek. Subtitles in Spanish and Catalan

Festivals: Belgrade, Berlin (Greek cinema), Brussels (Mediterranean cinema), Dublin, Geneva (independent cinema), Gothenburg, Luxembourg, Lyon (LGTBI), Melbourne (LGTBI), Mumbai, Paris (LGTBI), São Paulo (LGTBI), Seville (LGTBI), Sydney (LGTBI), Thessaloniki, Toulouse (LGTBI), Venice

First showing in Barcelona

While enjoying a day at Athens’ queer beach Limanakia, 30-something Demosthenes offers to help his bestie and aspiring filmmaker Nikitas in drafting an idea for his feature debut. They brainstorm a script inspired by the dramatic events of their previous summer and a certain dog named Carmen. Through flashbacks, this endearing comedy traces how Demosthenes, while caring for his ailing father reaches out to his ex, Panos, as their cute canine becomes a battleground for their failed relationship and potential reconciliation… Struggling to transform these events into a hero’s journey, Demosthenes and Nikitas come face to face with their own fraught friendship as they clash over whose story they’re really telling. A delightful, lighthearted comedy that plays on the self-consciousness of the film-within-a-film narrative, with sly nods to Spike Jonze’s, Adaptation.