“Chevalier” and “Suntan” are two Greek films on the list of the 50 movies recommended this year by the European Film Academy for the European Film Awards 2016.
According to the European academy, over 3,000 members are expected to vote for the nominations in the European film, director, actor, actress and screenwriter categories. The 50 films represent 33 different countries.
The nominees will be announced at the Seville European Film Festival in Spain on November 5. The 29th European Film Awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in Wroclaw, Poland, on December 10.
“Chevalier,” directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, is a comedy described as a battle of male egos on a luxury yacht sailing the Aegean. It won the top award at the 59th British Film Institute’s London Film Festival Awards in 2015.
The film stars Makis Papadimitriou, Sakis Rouvas and Giorgos Pirpassopoulos, and follows a group of friends on a boat who compete on who is the best in everything.
“Suntan,” a tragicomedy by Argyris Papadimitropoulos, stars Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou and Syllas Tzoumerkas. A sheltered 40-year-old man discovers love, sex and intrigue over a hot summer on a Greek island.