Defunct (Zacharias Mavroeidis, 2019) Michalis Sarantis, Thanasis Papageorgiou

The original title is Apostratos, which Google translates as Retired.

Understanding the film requires knowing something about post WW2 Greek history, when there was a civil war between communists and conservative forces. The young main character's defunct father was a conservative, while his best friend - and it seems, male lover - was a communist, and is still alive. The arc of the plot requires the young man to come to terms with both of those revelations, which come slowly over the entire duration of the film.

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