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Babis Makridis

“I like the actors to be enigmatic—“What’s going on their mind?” No one knows. I play a little bit with the faces. I like the faces to express things.”

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    PITY

    Babis Makridis Greece, 2018

    We’re big fans of the “Greek Weird Wave,” and while figurehead Yorgos Lanthimos has decamped to England, there is still plenty perversely amiss in Greece. Makridis’s savage Sundance competitor is exemplary: its black humor, social critique, and clever, sun-drenched imagery are a wry provocation.

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    BIRDS (OR HOW TO BE ONE)

    Babis Makridis Greece, 2020

    Ducking and diving between fiction and documentary, this utopian paean to freedom was inspired by Aristophanes’s comedy The Birds. Pity director Babis Makridis sets loose a playful, tentative, experimental essay about humanity’s timeless quest for liberation. Where will it land? Watch to find out.

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