Set within the luxurious confines of a modern vacation villa in the Portuguese countryside, the new thriller Sunburn examines a close-knit group friends who share a long (and slowly teased-out) history.
Joana (Oceana Basilio) is the beautiful female of the group who is planning to have a baby with Francisco (Nuno Pardal). Their friend Vasco (Ricardo Pereira), now reaching middle-age, is hoping to settle down in a committed relationship. The final member of the group, Simao (Richard Barbosa), is an accomplished writer who has been crafting a screenplay based around true events the rest of the group would prefer to keep secret.
Our four protagonists come together for a peaceful weekend retreat by the pool. Unfortunately, the calm is quickly shattered by a phone call from David, a former friend, previously ostracized by the group, who seems to have left a strong and lasting impression on each of them. After a long absence, he’s back in town and planning to stop by. It’s at this point that Sunburn starts ramping up the dread. A reckoning, of some sort, is coming. What happened between David and the rest of the group to inspire such mixed emotions?