Always Unsettling

Yorgos Lanthimos' Back Catalogue

15 November 2017

Ahead of The Killing of a Sacred Deer hitting our screens later this week we thought we'd take a look back at Yorgos Lanthimos' unique brand of unsettling filmmaking...

Kinetta (2005): After directing a number of TV commercials, music videos, and receiving shared directing credits on My Best Friend, Lanthimos premiered this experimental film at the 2005 Toronto Film Festival, giving us a first look at his strange and unique approach.

Dogtooth (2009): The ultimate example of parental control gone mad, this subversive and shocking film won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, announcing Lanthimos as a director to watch.

Alps (2011): A deadpan and absurd tale of a group of people who start a business impersonating the recently deceased in order to help with the grieving process, Alps showed that Lanthimos' black sense of humour was here to stay.

The Lobster (2015): Lanthimos' first English-language film retained all of his black, surreal humour. A fascinating take on contemporary courting, The Lobster was one of our favourite films of the year and showed us Colin Farrell like we'd never seen him before.

Step into the strange and stilted world of Yorgos Lanthimos with The Killing of a Sacred Deer from Fri 17 - Thu 30 November: it's tough but compulsive viewing.

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