The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Ethymis Filippou
Jorgos Lanthimos
Thimios Bakatakis 
Alicia Silverstone
Barry Keoghan
Colin Farrell
Nicole Kidman
Country of origin:
Great Britain
Cannes 2017
Best Screenplay
Cannes 2017
Palme d'Or - Nominee

Steven Murphy, a brilliant, successful surgeon, lives with his beautiful wife and two children in a luxury villa. He seems to lead a steady, peaceful life. But why does he spend his evenings with the weird teenager Martin, whom he gives fatherly advice? And why does Martin increasingly intrude upon Steven’s inconspicuously eccentric family? And what about the inexplicable tragic events that turn the Murphys’ life into a living hell? Yorgos Lanthimos, the key figure of the weird wave of Greek cinema, and his court screenwriter, Efthymis Filippou, have created a modern paraphrase of Ancient drama of irredeemable guilt and cruel punishment, a deranged meditation on the relation between the symbolic and the real. Precise acting, Thimios Bakatakis’s masterful cinematography, a dense, Trier-like atmosphere, an oppressively slow tempo, the breaking of taboos and delicate hints of black humour are the most salient traits of Lanthimos’s psychological thriller-horror film, in which the “eye for an eye, heart for a heart” principle holds sway.
Distributor: Be2Can Distribution
World sales: HanWay

Jorgos Lanthimos

Yorgos Lanthimos’s debut, Kinetta (2005), bore all the features essential for the Greek weird wave: an isolated, desolate location; a group of mentally deranged characters; seemingly nonsensical rituals; distanced narration. The Athens native brought this constellation to perfection in his second feature, Dogtooth (2009), which would become the unofficial manifesto of the young generation of Greek filmmakers. The radical, difficult-to-grasp portrait of a pathological, far-flung family elevated Lanthimos among the stars of European cinema. A poetics governed by bizarre ideas and headlong assaults against the well-established perception of social relationships was further evolved in his Alps (2011) and The Lobster (2015), his first English-language film, featuring Hollywood actors. Lanthimos also adheres to his singular brand of poetics in his latest feature, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, although elements of enigmatic tragicomedy are replaced with strands akin to the Ancient drama and the modern thriller.
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