We’re proud to announce that our Greek-Polish black comedy PITY by Babis Makridis will debut at the prestigious World Dramatic Competition of Sundance Film Festival in January 2018.
PITY is the director’s follow-up to 2012 Sundance selection L. It is co-written by Makridis and Yorgos Lanthimos’ screenwriting collaborator Efthimis Filippou (Dogtooth, The Killing of a Sacred Deer). The film tells a story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy, a man addicted to sadness, who has such need for pity, 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.
The films is a Greek-Polish co-production between Neda Film, Faliro House, Madants, Beben Films, Orka, Foss Productions with the support of Onasis Foundation, EURIMAGES Fund of The Council of Europe, ERT SA, Greek Film Centre and Polish Film Institute.