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Efthymis Filippou

“I don’t know if the new Greek wave is weird – I don’t even know if it’s a wave. A bunch of people making completely unrelated films doesn’t make it a trend, just because they all happen to be Greek.”

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    NIMIC

    Yorgos Lanthimos Germany, 2019

    Yorgos Lanthimos’s movies love to flirt—often comically—with horror: the fear that behind the façade of society is a gaping maw of existential terror. In this dastardly short, a shrewdly cast Matt Dillon realizes that no role in life is irreplaceable. Suddenly, nothing is safe—not even ourselves.

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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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