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Pity
7.6
/10
7,200 Ratings

Synopsis

Initially stricken when his wife passes into a coma, a soft-spined lawyer begins to draw a sense of satisfaction from all the compassion, kindness, and attention of his peers. He soon becomes addicted to their pity, so much so that he now feels unhappy when happy—and happy only when unhappy.

Our take

We’re big fans of the “Greek Weird Wave,” and while figurehead Yorgos Lanthimos has decamped overseas, there is still plenty perversely amiss in Greece. Makridis’s savage Sundance competitor is exemplary: its black humor, social critique, and clever, sun-drenched imagery are a wry provocation.