Greece, Poland


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.

Director's Biography

Babis was born in Kastoria, northern Greece, in 1970. He studied film direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He started working as a director in 2000 and since then he has directed countless commercials and video clips. His short film THE LAST FAKIR (2005) won the Newcomer’s Prize at the Drama Short Film Festival, Greece. His debut feature L (2012) was presented in competition at Sundance Film Festival, Rotterdam Tiger Awards and many other international festivals. PITY is his second feature film.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Babis Makridis

Written by: Efthimis Filippou, Babis Makridis

Produced by: Amanda Livanou, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos, Klaudia Smieja, Beata Rzeźniczek

Cinematography: Konstantinos Koukoulios

Editing: Yannis Chalkiadakis

Production Design: Anna Georgiadou

Costume Design: Dimitris Papathomas

Make-Up & Hair: Evi Zafiropoulou

Original Score: Mikolaj Trzaska

Sound Design: Leandros Ntounis

Visual Effects: Michał Konwicki

Cast: Yannis Drakopoulos (lawyer), Evi Saoulidou (wife), Nota Tserniafski (sister), Makis Papadimitriou (dry cleaner)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2018