A married couple and their three children live happily in a high standard villa surrounded by a palisade. Only the father can leave the house the children are manipulated in an alternative reality that keeps them completely isolated from all contact with the outside. A cat is a bloodthirsty predator, Frank Sinatra is the family’s grandfather and sex is just another bodily function in the hilariously grotesque Dogtooth, a surprising tour de force where the fixed shot is an impassive executioner and the banality of its setting becomes a mesmerizing and disturbing atmosphere.
Born in Athens, he studied directing at the Stavrakos Film School. He has directed videos for dance companies, commercials and experimental plays. With Kinetta (05), his second feature film, he traveled around the festival circuit. Dogtooth won the ‘Un Certain Regard’ award at Cannes 2009.
Cast & Crew:
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Productor: Yorgos Tsourgiannis
Productor executiu: Iraklis Mavroidis
Guió: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Fotografia: Thimios Bakatakis
Muntatge: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Direcció artística: Elli Papageorgakopoulou
So: Leandros Ntounis
Intèrprets: Christos Stergioglou, Michelle Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni
Durada: 96 minuts