Was there an easier way to finish my pleasant Sunday evening ?

Today, I was invited to my friend’s Penny birthday party.She had arranged an all day eating – drinking session in “Avli”,a greek tapas place in downtown Athens. We spend 5 hours chatting, laughing, fighting for politics, drinking, opening presents, keep asking for more wine and raki. Finally, around 9.30, fed up from this indulgence, we decided to leave. But, nobody wanted to go home so early and we were already “too happy” to just continue drinking…The idea was given.Let’s go and watch Pietà.

Pietà means mercy.

Pietà, the new film from South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk is only being played in one cinema all over Athens, “Asti”. That’s it! I guess is the genre of this movie that they assumed is not going to draw a larger audience.


The theater was full.

In the first half an hour 7 people have already left the room.

Pietà is a Masterpiece, first in sculpture and painting and now in the 7th art.

These 104 minutes of moving images that don’t let you, even for a single minute to relax back to your sit and think : “Was there an easier way to finish my pleasant Sunday evening?”

Pietà means mercy.

I don’t think I would have gone to see Pietà if I was totally sober..Even though I read the summary before it started, I couldn’t expect to see what I had experienced.

Coming out of the room, I was shaking and my heart was going fast. I needed to walk and talk and discuss about it and analyze it to get it out of my system.Or not.

There was a vainness, an emptiness wandering around in the atmosphere. I should just forget about it and continue my life, but Pietà is certainly one of the best films I have ever seen, and probably will see, one of the most strange and hardcore experiences.

After watching it, I couldn’t post something else and share it with you and if you ever decide to watch Pietà, pleeeease communicate your thoughts and feelings with me.

Pietà means mercy.

I could really use a drink now…


And my reaction….

Pieta P04

Have a good week.


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