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Aro Favourite Dogtooth

 

aka: Kynodontas
Greece 2009, 94 minutes
Dir. Yorgos Lanthimos
In Greek with English subtitles
Rating: [R18]
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama / Black Comedy

 

Aroview: An astringent, blackly comic tale of a modern Greek family whose adult children have been imprisoned in their home since birth.

Something of a metaphor for the ills and transgressions of modern society, dir. Lanthimos fearlessly delivers a series of domestic vignettes in which the screwed up siblings are dictated to by their father-as-captor, who has entirely shaped their perception of the world – right down to the language they speak, their experience of technology, encounters with animals, and sexual habits and relations. Although polarizing audiences at the International Film Festival, for cinephiles and adventurous viewers game for the shocks and twisted humour of “Euro extremism”, this is some kind of masterpiece you won’t want to miss.

NZ International Film Festival 2009

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