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Pity

 

 

Original title:
Pity
Slovenian title:
Sočutje
Section:
PANORAMA

Country, year:
Greece, 2018
Length:
97

Directed by:
Babis Makridis

Screenplay:
Efthimis Filippou, Babis Makridis
Cinematography:
Konstantinos Koukoulios
Music:
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Subtitles:
English, slovenian
Language:
Greek
Voting code:
S*
Cast:
Yannis Drakopoulos (odvetnik), Evi Saoulidou (žena), Nota Tserniafski (sestra), Makis Papadimitriou (lastnik cistilnice), Georgina Chryskioti (soseda), Evdoxia Androulidaki (tajnica), Nikos Karathanos (brat)
Awards:
Rotterdam 2018, Sundance 2018, Glasgow 2018


DateHourLocation 
Fri, 9.11.2018 17:00 Kinodvor Cinema
Mon, 12.11.2018 21:15 Kosovel Hall
Sun, 18.11.2018 17:00 Kino Šiška Cinema

Deli povezavo
Description:
A drama by Babis Makridis, a promising representative of the Greek new wave, Pity finds dark humour in a man hopelessly addicted to the sympathy of others, going to increasingly desperate lengths to continue receiving it.

A well-heeled lawyer is distraught. With his wife lying in a coma, each day begins in tears. But despite this sadness, he is not embittered. Actually, he seems to be happy. Is this happiness fuelled by the pity he receives from people - from his secretary to his relatives and neighbours? He's grown accustomed to pity, addicted even. What a vexing dilemma he'd face were his wife ever to recover.

"It's not something we like to admit, but as human beings, we revel in other people's pity. It makes us feel important; like we are the centre of the universe. I believe there are two kinds of pity. One happens when you see a homeless person in the street, so you give him some money and you feel good about it. You - not him. The other kind is the one I decided to explore in the film. It's about the pity we are trying to get from the others and how far we are willing to go in order to get it." (Babis Makridis)

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