El Colony's Argyris Papadimitropoulos Wins at the Edinburgh International Film Festival
Edinburgh International Film Festival last week announced the Winners for its 70th edition as well as confirming the Best of the Fest films.
The award for Best International Feature Film went to El Colony director Argyris Papadimitropoulos’ Suntan, which received its UK premiere at this year’s Festival. The winner was chosen by the International Jury comprised of actor Angus Macfadyen, actress and producer Sadie Frost and Editor of Screen International, Matt Mueller.
The International Jury said: “While there were many outstanding films in the international competition, Suntan is the title that really resonated with us. Argyris Papadimitropolous’s film is a compelling and unflinching portrait of one man’s journey from infatuation to desperation, marked out by a truly great performance from its lead actor, Makis Papadimitriou.”
Argyris Papadimitropoulos said: "Back in the late '90s I was a student in the UK. All the films that were awarded in the Edinburgh International Film Festival were part of the conversation among us. We would go and watch everything with an Edinburgh laurel on the poster. Little did I know that 15 years later I would be so honoured as to be the recipient of such an award. I can't wait to print new posters. Thank you to the lovely people of the Festival and the amazing jury, I could not be happier."