Programme 2018

Pity (Oiktos)

Director: Babis Makridis

fiction

MAMI YEAR-ROUND

Section: World Cinema

Country: Greece | Year: 2018

Language(s): Greek | Time: 99 mins

Synopsis

This is 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.

Director's Bio

Babis Makridis was born in Kastoria, northern Greece, in 1970. He started working as a director in 2000 and has since directed numerous commercials and video clips. His short film The Last Fakir (2005) won the Newcomer’s Prize at the Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece. His debut feature, L (2012), was presented in competition at Sundance Film Festival. Pity is his second feature film.