Babis Makridis

Greece201899 MinGreek

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Its sharpest passages ... exert the bracing, mouth-shuddering tang of neat ouzo: You know how it's going to taste, but it leaves you wincing anyway.

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The 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.

Sundance Film Festival

International Film Festival Rotterdam

Göteborg Film Festival

Best Film, Best Director - Odessa Film Festival

Supported by Media Creative Europe

  • Starring:  Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Georgina Chryskioti
  • Production:  Faliro House / Neda Film / Madants / Onassis Foundation / Eurimages
  • International Sales:  New Europe Film Sales

A new representative of the new Greek cinema, adept at black comedy, absurd stories, and disenchanted fables.

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Babis Makridis

Greek director, writer and producer born in 1970. Studied in the Stavrakos Film School. His short film THE LAST FAKIR was awarded the Newcomer’s Prize at Drama Short Film Festival in Greece. His first feature debut was L from 2012 nominated to Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival and Tiger Award in Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Inspiration always comes from watching humans, and from watching yourself. Everyone, on a sliding scale, wants to give or receive pity; it’s a universal feeling among humans. Our story is more about what people do to receive pity. It is an examination of such behaviour when taken to the extreme.