Sadness is addictive. There is no denying that. Just look at the throes of Facebook status, misery porn movies, and home magazines such as Take a Break that prove that we love slather ourselves with sorrow. We adore it. Which is why Pity looks so good.
Directed by Babis Makridis and written by Efthimis Filippou (who also co-wrote The Lobster,) the movie revolves around a man who only feels happy when he is sad, especially when his wife is in a coma. When she recovers, he struggles to find a way back to the saddness he felt before.
This looks like a devilishly good black comedy that is ripe for a lot of love. What do you think?
Pity screens at Sundance
There is no official UK release.