Dogtooth • 1h 36m
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos • 2009 • Greece
Starring Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia
Enigmatic, darkly hilarious, and totally unforgettable, Yorgos Lanthimos’s Oscar-nominated international sensation announced his arrival as one of contemporary cinema’s most audacious voices and brought the so-called Greek Weird Wave to worldwide attention. In an effort to protect their three children from the corrupting influence of the outside world, a couple transforms their home into a gated compound of cultural deprivation and strict rules of behavior. But children cannot remain innocent forever. When the father brings home a young woman to satisfy his son’s sexual urges, the family’s engineered reality gradually starts to crumble. Spiked with moments of shocking violence and outré comedy, DOGTOOTH is a biting social satire that is as profound as it is provocative.