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Competition: Win tickets to see charming gay film The Summer with Carmen at DIFF

The Summer with Carmen screens in Light House Cinema at 9pm on Friday, March 1.

Still image from The Summer with Carmen. It show two Greek men sitting shitless on a beach. The man on the left holds berries up to his mouth as the man on the right, with pink and purple hair, looks at him.
Image: DIFF

Dublin International Film Festival (DIFF) returns from February 22 to March 2, with the programme packed with queer highlights, one of which is The Summer with Carmen. It screens in the Light House Cinema on the evening of Friday, March 1, and GCN has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

The film follows best friends Demosthenes and Nikitas who, while having a day-long swim at Athens’ queer beach, recall the events of a recent summer that involve a dog named Carmen. The pair endeavour to turn the story into aspiring filmmaker Nikitas’ first screenplay, but while imagining their lives as a film, the two come face to face with the pending conflicts of their colourful relationship.

Directed by Zacharias Mavroeidis, The Summer With Carmen has been described as a “sexy and charming comedy that envelops you in a warm embrace”. The screening additionally comes following the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Greece, and what better way to celebrate the news than by watching a fabulous LGBTQ+ film from the country?


The Summer with Carmen is part of the DIFF programme for 2024, joining the likes of Drive-Away Dolls, Housekeeping or Beginners and Orlando, My Political Biography in representing queer cinema at the festival. Tickets for the screening in the Light House Cinema on March 1 are on sale now, but if you’re feeling lucky, simply answer the following question to be in with a chance of winning a pair:

The Summer with Carmen is set in what Greek city?

The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Winners will be contacted directly and shared on GCN’s social media.

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