Freaks and Greeks

Freaks and Greeks

2 Episodes

Let the peculiar pleasures of the Greek Weird Wave wash over you with a double dose of brilliantly provocative strangeness from two of the singular cinematic movement’s ringleaders. Konstantina Kotzamani’s faux nature documentary WASHINGTONIA evokes summertime ennui in a sweltering Athens via a menagerie of giraffes, beetles, poodles, and disaffected humans. It makes for an appropriately outré intro to Yorgos Lanthimos’s startlingly perverse international sensation DOGTOOTH, which introduced the world to one of the most dementedly dysfunctional families in all of cinema.

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Freaks and Greeks
  • Washingtonia

    Episode 1

    Directed by Konstantina Kotzamani • 2014 • Greece

    Washingtonia starts when the giraffes heart can no longer be heard. Washingtonia is an alternative name for Athens, a place where people, like animals, fall into summertime sadness because of the heat. Washingtonia is the only palm tree that its ...

  • Dogtooth

    Episode 2

    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 vo...