KINETTA 18+

Κινέττα

Credits

Director

Yorgos Lanthimos

Country

Greece 2005

Running Time

95mins

Category

Drama

Language

Greek with English subtitles

“Lanthimos creates a languid, elliptically fractured, and maddeningly opaque, yet strangely transfixing and, on rare occasion, even sublime meditation on ennui, desolation, and ritual.” Strictly Film School 

Yorgos Lanthimos’ self-assured debut feature foretells the signature surreality of his oeuvre to come, and receives a rare cinematic screening at GFF 2016. 

A plainclothes cop with a passion for automobiles, tape recorders and Russian women investigates a series of murders in Kinetta ­– a defunct Greek resort town inhabited by migrant workers during the off-season.

Enlisting the help of a photo-store clerk, part-time videographer and hotel maid, the policeman directs dramatic re-enactments to help him solve the crimes, although the science behind his methods is questionable. The oddball trio barely speaks as they concentrate on perfecting – in intricate and exhaustive detail – the murders and their individual performances as the female victims.

Written by Yorgos Lanthimos & Yorgos Kakanakis
Produced by Athina Rachel Tsangari
Starring: Evangelia Randou, Aris Servetalis, Costas Xikominos, Youlika Skafida

More on Yorgos Lanthimos here.

Greek Synopsis:
Στην Κινέττα, εκτός καλοκαιρινής σεζόν, ένας αστυνομικός διερευνά κάποιους φόνους που έχουν γίνει στην περιοχή, αναπαριστώντας τους με τη βοήθεια ενός φωτογράφου και μιας καμαριέρας σε τοπικό ξενοδοχείο.

MELBOURNE Sessions

Thursday 27 October, 7:00 pm

The Astor Theatre
Part of a double-bill with DOGTOOTH