OIKTOS

by Babis Makridis
PITY

Informations

Nation: Greece, Poland

Year: 2018

Length: 99'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

A man of about forty-five, the Lawyer, lives with his teenage son in a well-off home. He is healthy, with a pleasing face, good manners and is generally well maintained. His hair is perfectly cut and groomed. His wife, however, has been in a coma and has been in a private hospital for some time following an accident. The sadness caused by this event has become the Lawyer’s main and most vital element of life, giving him a sense of pleasure that becomes an addiction. His grief has also suddenly made everybody have compassion towards him. His life has never been better. Then, one day, something happens and changes his recently established everyday life of pity and sorrow.

Director

Babis Makridis

Babis  Makridis

Babis Makridis (Kastoria, Greece, 1970) studied film direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He started working as a director in 2000 and has since directed many commercials and videos. His short film The Last Fakir (2005) was awarded the Newcomer s Prize at the Drama Short Film Festival in Greece. His debut film L (2012) was selected for the competition at Sundance, the Hivos Tiger Competition at IFFR and many other film festivals. Pity (2018) is his second feature film.

Filmography:
O teleftaios fakiris (The Last Fakir, cm, 2005), L (2012), Oiktos (Pity, 2018)

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Babis Makridis
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Efthimis Filippou, Babis Makridis
fotografia/cinematography
Konstantinos Koukoulios
montaggio/film editing
Yannis Chalkiadakis
scenografia/production design
Anna Georgiadou
costumi/costume design
Dimitris Papathomas
suono/sound
Leandros Ntounis
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Yannis Drakopoulos (l’Avvocato/the Lawyer), Evi Saoulidou (la moglie/wife), Nota Tserniafski (la sorella/sister), Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Nikos Karathanos
produzione/production
Neda Film, Faliro House, Madants, Beben Films

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contatti/contacts
New Europe Film Sales
Ewa Bojanowska
[email protected]
www.neweuropefilmsales.com

Director statement

“We wanted the script to have a bit of humour because, in our eyes, every movie is a comedy. So that’s exactly what we told our crew. I would like to think that Pity has some Jacques Tati in it.”

Synopsis Learn more

A man of about forty-five, the Lawyer, lives with his teenage son in a well-off home. He is healthy, with a pleasing face, good manners and is generally well maintained. His hair is perfectly cut and groomed. His wife, however, has been in a coma and has been in a private hospital for some time following an accident. The sadness caused by this event has become the Lawyer’s main and most vital element of life, giving him a sense of pleasure that becomes an addiction. His grief has also suddenly made everybody have compassion towards him. His life has never been better. Then, one day, something happens and changes his recently established everyday life of pity and sorrow.

Director All about direction

Babis Makridis

Babis  Makridis

Babis Makridis (Kastoria, Greece, 1970) studied film direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He started working as a director in 2000 and has since directed many commercials and videos. His short film The Last Fakir (2005) was awarded the Newcomer s Prize at the Drama Short Film Festival in Greece. His debut film L (2012) was selected for the competition at Sundance, the Hivos Tiger Competition at IFFR and many other film festivals. Pity (2018) is his second feature film.

Filmography:
O teleftaios fakiris (The Last Fakir, cm, 2005), L (2012), Oiktos (Pity, 2018)

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Babis Makridis
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Efthimis Filippou, Babis Makridis
fotografia/cinematography
Konstantinos Koukoulios
montaggio/film editing
Yannis Chalkiadakis
scenografia/production design
Anna Georgiadou
costumi/costume design
Dimitris Papathomas
suono/sound
Leandros Ntounis
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Yannis Drakopoulos (l’Avvocato/the Lawyer), Evi Saoulidou (la moglie/wife), Nota Tserniafski (la sorella/sister), Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti, Evdoxia Androulidaki, Nikos Karathanos
produzione/production
Neda Film, Faliro House, Madants, Beben Films

**
contatti/contacts
New Europe Film Sales
Ewa Bojanowska
[email protected]
www.neweuropefilmsales.com

Director statement Read more

“We wanted the script to have a bit of humour because, in our eyes, every movie is a comedy. So that’s exactly what we told our crew. I would like to think that Pity has some Jacques Tati in it.”