Sundance 2012: Full Trailer For Babis Makridis' L
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, Alps) 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.
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.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.