Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Babis Makridis


Director: Babis Makridis
Section: International Independents
Country: Greece, Poland
Year: 2018
Language: Greek
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Nota Tserniafski, Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti



This is the story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such a need for pity, that he's willing to do anything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.

Meet the director


Babis Makridis

Babis Makridis was born in Kastoria, Greece, in 1970. He studied film direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. In 2000, he started working as a director of commercials and video clips. His short film THE LAST FAKIR (2005) received the Newcomer's Prize at the International Short Film Festival in Drama in Greece. His feature-film debut, L (2012), was presented in competition at Sundance, Rotterdam, and other international film festivals. PITY is his second feature film.


Screenplay: Efthimis Filippou, Babis Makridis
Director of Photography: Konstantinos Koukoulios
Film Editor: Yannis Chalkiadakis
Production Designer: Anna Georgiadou
Sound: Leandros Ntounis
Producer: Amanda Livanou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Klaudia Śmieja, Beata Rzeźniczek
Production Company: Neda Film, Madants, Faliro House, Beben Films
Co-Producer: Anthony Papadimitriou, Afroditi Panagiotakou Peter Carlton, Magdalena Zimecka, Jacek Kulczycki, Stanisłav Dziedzic
Co-Production Company: Onassis Foundation, ERT, Greek Film Center, Studio Produkcyjne, ORKA, Film Produkcja, Foss
World Sales: New Europe Film Sales