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PITY

Babis Makridis | Greece, Poland | 2018 | 97 min.
O.V. in Greek subtitled in Spanish and English

A lawyer whose wife is in a coma lives in peace enjoying her suffering. When a hint of happiness appears, he’ll have to take desperate measures as he is only content when he’s unhappy.

Direction: Babis Makridis
Script: Efthimis Filippou, Babis Makridis
Cinematography: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Editing: Yannis Chalkiadakis
Sound: Leandros Ntounis
Cast: Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Nota Tserniafski, Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti, Evdoxia Androulidaki.
Production: Amanda Livanou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Klaudia Smieja, Beata Rzezniczek
Production Company: Neda Film, Faliro House Productions, Madants, Beben Films

Babis Makridis

From Greek cinema’s new and famous batch of directors, Babis Makridis is one of the most recognisable voices along with Lanthimos or Tsangari. He was born in Greece in 1970 and studied film at the Stavros Film School. After his first short film, the award winning The Last Fakir (2005), he premiered his feature debut L (2012) at Sundance and at Rotterdam, where he also premiered the eagerly awaited Pity in 2018. He also has a long career directing commercials for television.