The Killing of a Sacred Deer 18+
“Just when you think he’s gone the limit with violations, he steps over one more line.” (RogerEbert.com)
With films such as Dogtooth and The Lobster to his credit, Yorgos Lanthimos has become the most distinctively strange director working today. He constantly puts his characters into situations that are undeniably bizarre, but which fail to shake their middle class stolidness. The results are as tragic as they are darkly hilarious. Colin Farrell is a surgeon whose family (including Nicole Kidman) falls victim to an unexplained curse. Lanthimos’ coolly perfect camera style has drawn appreciative comparisons to directors such as Kubrick and Haneke, with the film carrying off Cannes Best Screenplay Award.
Director Yorgos Lanthimos | Screenwriter Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou | Producer Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, Andrew Lowe | Cinematographer Thimios Bakatakis | Editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis | Cast Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Barry Keoghan
Yorgos Lanthimos was born in 1973 in Athens. He studied at the Hellenic Cinema and Television School Stavrakos. He worked in TV commercials, music videos and the opening and closing ceremonies for the Athens Olympics. His feature film credits include My Best Friend (2001), Kinetta (2005), Dogtooth (2009), Alps (2011) and The Lobster (2015).