An upcoming Greece dramedy co-written by Efthymis Filippou (Dogtooth, Alps) and Babis Makridis, based on an original idea by Yorgos Giokas “about a man who lives in his car”. It served as directorial feature debut for Makridis who is best known for his award-winning short “The Last Fakir”. Set to premiering at the 2012 Sundance International Film Festival, the central character is interpreted by Aris Servetalis, while the film also stars Makis Papadimitriou, Eleftherios Matthaios, Nota Tserniafski, Stavros Raptis, Thanassis Dimou, Christoforos Skamnakis and Yannis Bostantzoglou.
“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.