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Oiktos

Babis Makridis Greece, 2018

Jason's rating of the film Pity

Made from a script co-written by Yorgos L.'s screenwriter, Efthymis Filippou, PITY mines a vein of jet black absurdist humour that will be familiar to viewers of recent Greek films of a certain vintage. What makes PITY more successful than any of Lanthimos's admittedly-wonderful films is its integration of the comical and philosophical within the framework of a total formal integrity. I thought of Charles Schulz.