Dogtooth (Canino)

de Yorgos Lanthimos



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.


Yorgos Lanthimos

Born in Athens, he directed dance videos, music video and shorts, before taking the leap to feature length with Kinetta (05). He rose to fame with a symbol of new Greek film, Dogtooth (09), followed by Alps (11) and The Lobster (15).

Technical information

Edition: 2009
Section: Official Fantàstic Competition
Original language: Greek