DOGTOOTH (35mm) + ALPS
December 08 only
With the arrival of Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos’ new film, THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER, we bring you a unique opportunity to explore his earlier and no less wonderfully absurdist films!
Many people came to know Lanthimos’ work in 2015 with the Academy Award nominated film THE LOBSTER, but his earlier Greek language films DOGTOOTH and ALPS are well worth your attention!
Lanthimos’s breakout film, DOGTOOTH (2009), signaled the arrival of an auteur in the independent film world. The film plays with the idea of family life as a prison, telling the story of three teenagers who’ve been trapped at home all their lives, taught the wrong meanings of words, and told that they cannot leave until their “dogtooth falls out”.
“The most original, challenging, and perverse film of the year so far, Giorgos Lanthimos’s artfully rigorous treatise on human conditioning can be viewed as absurdist horror or the cruelest of comedies.” – Village Voice
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece, 94 min. 35mm print courtesy of Kino Lorber. In Greek with English subtitles.
The director’s follow up film in 2011, reveals an organization in which four members impersonate dead people for the obscure benefit of the recently bereaved. In true Lanthimos form, chaos ensues in a cacophony of hilarity and horror that will leave audiences joyfully uncomfortable.
“ALPS has proven Lanthimos to be one of the most fascinating filmmakers anywhere right now.” – Indiewire
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, Greece, 93 min. 35mm print courtesy of Kino Lorber. In Greek with English subtitles.