Babis Makridis

Greece 87 min Fiction


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.


Babis Makridis

He was born in Greece in 1970. His short film The Last Fakir (2005) was awarded the Newcomer’s Prize at the Drama Short Film Festival in Drama, Greece. is Makridis‘s first feature film.

Filmography: L (2012)

Babis Makridis

Film information

Original Title: L
Director: Babis Makridis
Script: Babis Makridis, Efthymis Filippou
Contact: Ramonda Films
With: Aris Servetalis, Efthymis Papadimitriou, Lefteris Matthaiou
Country: Greece
Year: 2012
Format: 35 mm
Length: 87 min
Language: Greek
Subtitles: Catalan and English
Edition: 2012