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PITY

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Directed by Babis Makridis
Greece, Poland, 2018
Drama
      Greek
      English, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Synopsis

The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.

Our take

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.

Synopsis

The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.

Trailer
PityDirected byBabis Makridis
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Sundance Film Festival
2018

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