“By far the most original film I’ve seen in a long time.” – John Waters
“… brilliant, disturbing and often frighteningly funny.” – The Guardian
“…. as disturbing and startlingly original as modern filmmaking gets.” – Rotten Tomatoes
We’ve had a really wonderful audience response to Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos‘ latest film The Lobster, and felt like it was a perfect excuse to screen another, earlier title from this exciting filmmaker – the equally absurd, deeply satiric thriller Dogtooth. Lanthimos took home the Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Un Certain Regard’ award for Dogtooth in 2009, and the film was nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar that same year, turning heads and making waves at film festivals and arthouse cinemas around the world.
“The father, the mother and their three kids live at the outskirts of a city. There is a tall fence surrounding the house. The kids have never been outside that fence. They are being educated, entertained, bored and exercised in the manner that their parents deem appropriate, without any influence from the outside world. They believe that the airplanes flying over are toys and that zombies are small yellow flowers. The only person allowed to enter the house is Christina. She works as a security guard at the father’s business. The father arranges her visits to the house in order to appease the sexual urges of the son. The whole family is fond of her, especially the eldest daughter. One day Christina gives her as a present a headband that has stones that glow in the dark and asks for something in return.”
Tuesday, June 28
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Tickets $10 advance HERE | $12 door
*Must be 19+ for entry and bar service.
**Groupons and passes OK! Please redeem at the door.
Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2009 / 94 mins) | A controlling, manipulative father (Christos Stergioglou) locks his three adult offspring in a state of perpetual childhood by keeping them prisoner within the sprawling family compound. The children are bored to tears in spite of distractions like Christina (Anna Kalaitzidou), an employee of their father’s who makes regular visits to sexually service the son (Hristos Passalis). Increasingly curious about the outside world, the older daughter (Aggeliki Papoulia) hatches a plan to escape.