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  1. OFF_FRAME's rating of the film Pity

    This is such a great story-world and platform to explore the human desire to feel important and garner peoples attention. Only here, in a truly uncomfortable, absurdist style, that attention comes in the intense form of pity and asks the question, what happens to the individual when suddenly the spotlight is gone? Reminds me of a stoic Suntan meets Michael. Superb photography, sound design and acting. 4 stars

  2. Carlos Filipe Freitas's rating of the film Pity

    Pity is morbid and ludicrous nonsense that grows tiresome, loaded with grief-imbued closeups, trapped in a rigid pace and unchangeable atmosphere, and failing to unlock much of the positive indications patented in its inaugural phase. (2.5 stars)

  3. Jeff Heinzl's rating of the film Pity

    What do you do with your face as you watch a sullen man turn into steam? Do you curl it to a cake pan shape? Starch your eyebrows like a shirt? Do its muscles ache from drifting back, squinting for the saddest piano keys? If you wait until the final shot, you’ll feel it, turning, shift—like you’re emerging from the bathtub or a scream.

  4. Arthur Zauder's rating of the film Pity

    Eindringliche allegorische Studie der griechischen Elegie.

  5. Lucas's rating of the film Pity

    A Kyle MacLachlan-y lawyer, bored to death, founds his only pleasure by being pitied by others to the sound of Mozart's "Lacrimosa". The song the protagonist sings after reprehending his son for playing too cheerful music is great. An interesting concept which could be further developed.

  6. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Pity

    Very dark, but also darkly comedic, this is a fascinating look at someone who finds that they feel more comfortable, and perhaps even at their best, when events conspire to make them feel their worst. Director Babis Makridis, who also co-wrote the script, is definitely someone I want to see more films from.

  7. Draughtsman Without Contract's rating of the film Pity

    Hilariously dead pan excoriation of male self pity and entitlement. There are so many wonderful sequences but 'that song' and the tear gas episode had me simultaneously hiding and howling with laughter. Yet all the while one is aware of the increasingly serious political implications of untrammelled white male fragility for us all. In Greece, you certainly don't want your dawn to be golden.

  8. msmichel's rating of the film Pity

    A dark comic gem from the pens of Efthymis Filippou (The Lobster, Dogtooth, ALPS) and director Babis Makridis. Yannis Drakopoulos gives a memorable turn here as a man who becomes addicted to being the pity of others and will do most anything to re-achieve that status.

  9. Alan Blendan's rating of the film Pity

    Aunque lento, pero seguro desarrollo, se cuenta y se describe bien el personaje y lo que quiere proyectar.

  10. Leo Andreiko's rating of the film Pity

    Both touching and macabre, Pity is a phenomenal display of cinema at its most inspired stages. Has a few setbacks, though, such as the inability to develop its ending.

  11. Christopher Jacobs's rating of the film Pity

  12. Declan Gillgallon's rating of the film Pity

    May well be the funniest ending to a film I’ve ever seen... The performances and cinematography are incredible, as is the use of music. It’s definitely a polarising film but a very welcome member of the Greek Wierd Wave.

  13. namsai k.'s rating of the film Pity

  14. Shane Ewen's rating of the film Pity

    He pays out too much on his dry cleaning

  15. enzographie's rating of the film Pity

    This movie is wonderfully composed, on the visual as well as on the narrative part. On the other side, i found it hard to watch, i had to finished it in the third attempt. It is just so relentlessy trying to tear you down, to wring out every juice of happines left inside you which I don't find it really construcitve in its subtext/message.

  16. Rob Couteau's rating of the film Pity

  17. parampalsingh's rating of the film Pity

    What a mature film...plot, character and inner turmoil, all beautifully bottled up in this oddly funny but surely tragic 98-minute film.

  18. James Thomas's rating of the film Pity

    Didn't resonate as comedy with me at all. Slow pacing and extremely unsympathetic main character therefore made it a frustrating watch. Beautifully shot though, without question and I appreciate its originality even though it didn't hit for me.

  19. Clara Josephine Helbig's rating of the film Pity

    Oiktos is rich in allegories and poignant observations about our human condition and approaches its themes with a dry humour that is enjoyable to watch. However the characters stay flat/ not very relatable and apart from a few scenes the storyline is too predictable. Oiktos has an original concept that could have been amazing but stays more mediocre due to its superficial execution.

  20. Daniel Rotstein's rating of the film Pity

    A nice, little, slightly dark satire.

  21. between7skies's rating of the film Pity

    Brilliant study of pathetic character. The cinematography is astounding. The calm and serene backdrop (the flat, the sea, the beautiful piano pieces played by the son) act to amplify the tension of such monstrous outcome.

  22. Joao Domingues's rating of the film Pity

    That itch that neither Ikea furniture nor the blue waters of the Aegean can scratch

  23. lou.'s rating of the film Pity

    I'm still quite shocked, even if I knew that would happen... everything is perfect and terrible.

  24. Abel Amador Alcalá's rating of the film Pity

    Una gran tragedia, amarga. Me parece que esta llamada Ola Rara Griega tiene a su gran figura, no es Yorgos Lanthimos, sino a Efthymis Filippou como gran impulsor. Me parece destacable es uso de los intertítulos como un elemento narrativo. Nos permite analizar el goce que existe por la desgracia y la lástima.

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