DOGTOOTH R18+

Κυνόδοντας

Credits

Director

Yorgos Lanthimos

Country

Greece, 2009

Running Time

94mins

Category

Drama | Comedy

Language

Greek with English subtitles

Written by Efthymis Filippou & Yorgos Lanthimos
Produced by Yorgos Tsourgiannis, Yorgos Lanthimos & Athina Rachel Tsangari
Starring: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni, Anna Kalaintzidou

"Lanthimos has filmed something of a Wes Anderson look-a-like, preened and lustily shot, and yet with the glacial mundaneness of a Michael Haneke tableaux." The Lumière Reader

The first Greek film to make official selection at the Cannes Film Festival in a decade and winner of the festival’s prestigious Un Certain Regard award, the highly stylised and absurdist Dogtooth sees a Josef Fritzl-like father and wife construct a domestic ‘Eden’ where their docile teens can be protected from a contaminated world.

Unfolding in a deadpan fashion with a satirical black comic vein, the film depicts a hermetically enclosed compound, which even has its own innocuous vocabulary, where a ‘vagina’ is a keyboard, a ‘zombie’ is a yellow flower and cats are considered ruthless predators. Very few outsiders venture inside their walls, until the father engages a female security worker to assist his son with a necessary bodily function – sexual release.  

MELBOURNE Sessions

Thursday 27 October, 9:00 pm

The Astor Theatre
Part of a double-bill with KINETTA