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After his wife miraculously emerges from a long coma, a middle-aged lawyer becomes distressed when all the sadness and sorrow surrounding him vanishes. To feed his strange addiction, he concocts increasingly elaborate ways to try to regain the pity that he so desperately craves.
The award-winning second feature from Greek director Babis Makridis, PITY had its premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the Sundance Film Festival, where it was hailed as a “delightfully nasty piece of work, refusing to let either the lawyer or the audience off the hook as Makridis keenly observes how expressing sympathy has become ritualized to the point it no longer has meaning” (Moveable Fest).
DIRECTED BY BABIS MAKRIDIS
GREECE, POLAND | 2018 | GREEK WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES