Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos at The Certain Regard, Cannes

The Certain Regard selection opens its doors to a Greek film today, Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos. This second feature, following debut film Kinetta in 2005, portrays a deranged, dysfunctional family cut off from the outside world. Living a recluse existence, the three children have no choice but to abide by the rules their father has imposed. The only person allowed to visit is Christina, an employee at the father’s business, to satisfy the sexual urges of the son…

Yorgos Lanthimos studied directing in Athens, at the Stavrakou school. Since 1995, he has juggled filmmaking, theater directing, dance videos and a number of spots for the television. In 2004, he was part of a the group that organized the closing ceremonies of the Athens Olympics.


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