Filmfest 2018

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.

tags: Family, Society, Humor, Feature film, Grief/Trauma

Cast: Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Nota Tserniafski, Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti


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

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.