Sunday, 8 December 2013

L (Learning)

On Tuesday 17 December at 19:00 and on Wednesday 18 December at 21:30 we will screen in cinema Utopia the film L (Greece, colour, 2011, 87 min) by Babis Makridis. The film is in the original EL version with Εnglish subtitles. Suitable for children over 13 years.


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.