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The wild days of Paulina, a runaway teenager in an abandoned summer resort in Greece. “Copa-Loca,” directed by Christos Massalas, is a beautifully-shot ode to youth and impulse. “The girl in the heart of Copa-Loca,” is how she’s described by our narrator, ascribing a desolate romance to a place where tourists flock in the summer for its waterparks, and is left deserted in the winter, to be taken over by a smattering of young off-the-mappers. Paulina’s days are filled with sensual pleasures, of sex and bananas, and entertaining herself with “dilemmas”: would you rather have 4 fingers or 6? What song would you prefer to die dancing to? When an old friend comes around with word of Paulina’s mother asking when she’s coming home, it’s a reminder that the winter can’t go on forever. Elsa Lekakou is magnetic as the lead, and the film is brimming with mystique, style, and a sly sense of humor. [Watch on YouTube]. (14 minutes). Written, directed and edited by Christos Massalas. Starring Elsa Lekakou. D.P. Konstantinos Koukoulios.