PITY
World Cinema

Pity

(Oίκτος)

Year 2018
Runtime 99 mins
Language Greek
Subtitles English

While his wife lies in a coma, a lawyer comes to depend on the kindness of strangers, and feels happy only when he is unhappy. Addicted to his sadness, and with such need for pity, the lawyer is willing to do everything to evoke it from others. Within the vein of other absurdist and deadpan dark comedies from Greece, PITY is funny and full of uncomfortable, cringeworthy moments, which is no surprise from director Babis Makridis (L) and his co-writer Efthymis Filippou (DOGTOOTH, THE LOBSTER and THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER).


Sundance 2018

Transilvania International Film Festival 2018

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2018

Countries

Greece Poland
Director
Babis Makridis
Producer
Amanda Livanou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Klaudia Smieja, Beata Rzezniczek
Screenwriter
Efthimis Filippou, Babis Makridis
Cinematographer
Konstantinos Koukoulios
Editor
Yannis Chalkiadakis
Cast
Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Nota Tserniafski, Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti