While the cinema world mourns the passing of director Theo Angelopoulos - killed when struck by a motorcycle yesterday - the news is balanced some by the fact that Greek cinema is in better, albeit weirder, shape than it has been in quite some time. Director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth
) is at the center of the current wave and his successes are clearly opening doors for others.
Lanthimos collaborator Efthimis Filippou - writer of both Dogtooth and Alps - makes his presence felt at Sundance this year as the co-writer of Babis Makridis' supremely odd comedy-drama L.
A man lives in his car. He's 40 and separated from his wife and kids,
who live in a different car. They meet in parking lots. A professional
driver, the man delivers honey to a narcoleptic man and often dreams of
his friend, who was killed when a hunter mistook him for a bear.
Frequently late delivering honey, the man is fired, and his driving
skills are questioned. Thrust into existential uncertainty, he abandons
"car life" and joins a rogue motorbike gang.
An early teaser for this one gave up little but now a full trailer has arrived. And, yes, this is every bit as weird as the synopsis suggests. Check it below.
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