Watch: Babis Makridis' Wacky Greek Sundance Film 'L' First Teaser
"Long live motorcycles!" If this new age wacky Greek cinema is your thing, then we've got something for you. Debuted by Twitch (via SlashFilm) is an early teaser trailer for Babis Makridis' new film L, another wacky Greek comedy that will be premiering at Sundance 2012 this month. If you're familiar with the Greek films Dogtooth and/or Giorgos Lanthimos' follow-up Alps, this was written by the same guy, Efthymis Filippou, who co-wrote both of those films. Which means it's just as abstract and wacky as you'd expect. A man who lives in his car gets caught up in the undeclared war between motorcycle riders and car drivers.
Watch the first teaser trailer for Babis Makridis' new film L, originally via Twitch:
Here's the description from the Sundance guide: L begins with an ode to being a bear and ends with an ode to the sea. What happens in between constitutes one of the more original, willfully bizarre films of the year.
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. L is the feature directing debut of Babis Makridis, of a short The Last Fakir, produced by Giorgos Lanthimos. This is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival 2012 later in the month.