High Season

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  • 1987
  • 5.3  (461)

High Season is a 1987 British film that follows the story of a divorced photographer named Katherine (Jacqueline Bisset) who takes her teenage daughter Caroline (Molly Ringwald) on a summer vacation to the Greek island of Mykonos. While there, she rents a villa from a wealthy British expatriate named Robert (James Fox) and his Greek wife, Lela (Irene Papas). As she settles in, she becomes increasingly drawn to the island's laid-back lifestyle, as well as to the charming Robert.

The film is set against the backdrop of the island's bustling tourist season, with hordes of young travelers partying on the beaches and filling the bars and restaurants. Katherine is initially put off by the noise and crowds, but as she spends more time on the island and gets to know its inhabitants, she begins to see the beauty and charm of the place.

One of the film's main themes is the clash between the traditional way of life on the island and the influx of tourists who threaten to overrun it. Katherine's decision to rent the villa from Robert, who is viewed with suspicion by the locals, is one example of this clash. Another is the character of Andreas (Sebastian Shaw), an elderly fisherman who is outraged by the pollution and noise brought by the tourists. Despite this, he forms a bond with Katherine and helps her in her photography work.

The film also explores the relationships that develop between the various characters, with Katherine and Robert's growing attraction to each other at the center of the story. However, their romance is complicated by the fact that Robert is married and the Greek laws regarding divorce are strict. Meanwhile, Caroline takes up with a local boy named Nikos (Paris Tselios), but their relationship is also threatened by the differences between their cultures.

Overall, High Season is a charming and well-crafted film that captures the beauty and complexity of life on a Greek island during the tourist season. The stunning cinematography, colorful characters, and strong performances by the cast make it a memorable and enjoyable watch.

High Season is a 1987 comedy. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

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    5.3  (461)