Sundance 2012: The Writer Of DOGTOOTH And ALPS Delivers Absurd Comedy L

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While director Yorgos Lanthimos wins a great deal of praise for the current wave of Greek cinema thanks to his features Dogtooth and Alps, the reality is that no movement ever rests on the shoulders of one person and even in his own films a common thread is writer Efthimis Filippou. And while Lanthimos won't be present at the upcoming Sundance Festival, Filippou will be as the co-writer of in-competition feature L.

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.

It's safe to say from that synopsis that we can see where some of the odder elements in Lanthimos' work comes from. Take a look at the first teaser below.
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