Tue Jun 25, 6:30 PM
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Ireland, UK, US
164 minutes
MA 15+

AFF Film Club is back with Kinds of Kindness.

This Cannes Competition contender from Yorgos Lanthimos (Poor Things, AFF Audience Award 2023) is a darkly hilarious triptych fable starring Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons and Willem Dafoe. Jesse Plemons won Best Actor at Cannes 2024.

The opening chapter of Kinds of Kindness follows a man who appears to lead a very happy and successful life. But we soon learn that he is in an iron grip — when he rebels and tries to take back control, the odds are stacked against him. Next, a cop is relieved when his wife, lost at sea while conducting research, is rescued. But then he becomes convinced that she is not who she says she is — that a doppelganger has returned in her place. Finally, a duo conducts a search for a person with a very particular skill to occupy an elevated position in a spiritual sect seemingly built on sex.

Reuniting with writing collaborator Efthymis Filippou (DogtoothThe Lobster), Lanthimos explores three transgressive and bizarre scenarios, with surreal twists and turns along the way. Stone, Plemons and Dafoe are joined by a brilliant group of players — Hong Chau, Joe Alwyn, Mamoudou Athie and Hunter Schafer — in these strange, surprising and subversive tales.

Don’t miss out on this advanced screening direct from Cannes and Sydney Film Festival.

6pm arrival for a 6:30pm session start at The Piccadilly.

Premiere South Australian Premiere
Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand Film Club
Age Recommendation MA 15+
Language English
Director Yorgos Lanthimos
Producer Yorgos Lanthimos, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Kasia Malipan
Writer Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou
Cinematographer Robbie Ryan
Editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Cast Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Emma Stone
Accolades Jesse Plemons — Best Actor at Cannes 2024
Genre Comedy