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The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Synopsis

Director

 

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljian) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a longforgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.

Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, „The Killing of a Sacred Deer“ firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

Yorgos Lanthimos

(b. 1973, Athens) is a filmmaker and theatre director. He studied film and television direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. Since 1995 he has directed feature films, theatre plays, music videos, and a large number of TV commercials. He was a member of the creative team which designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. In 2009, his second full-length film „Dogtooth“ won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, followed by numerous awards at festivals worldwide. It was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards. His next film, „The Lobster“ (2015) scored, the Jury Prize at Cannes. „The Killing of Sacred Deer“ is his fifth full-length feature.

Filmography

  • O kalyteros mou filos (My Best Friend, 2001, co-dir)
  • Kinetta (2005)
  • Kynodontas (Koerahammas, PÖFF 2009)
  • Alpeis (Alpid, PÖFF 2011)
  • The Lobster (Homaar, PÖFF 2015)
  • The Killing of Sacred Deer (2017)

Schedule

21.11.2017
18:15 - 20:15
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 2
Screening code: 050102
Sold out
22.11.2017
18:15 - 20:15
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 1
Screening code: 060802
Sold out
28.11.2017
19:00 - 21:00
Tartu, 
Athena keskus
Screening code: 122002
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

Panorama

Film info

Countries: Ireland, United Kingdom
Year: 2017
Duration: 120 minutes
Language: English
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Producers: Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos
Writers: Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
DOP: Thimios Bakatakis
Montage: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic
Productions: Element Pictures, Limp
Distributor: A-One Films Estonia
Festivals: Cannes (Best Screenplay), Toronto, Zurich, Hamburg, London

Synopsis

Director

 

Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljian) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a longforgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.

Yorgos Lanthimos has crafted a sensational thriller brimming with unsettling humour and creeping dread, steeped in Greek tragedy, existential horror, Hitchcockian psychodrama, and riveting suspense. Darting confidently between genres to subvert our expectations at every turn, „The Killing of a Sacred Deer“ firmly cements Lanthimos in the pantheon of world-class auteurs and marks him as a cinematic provocateur without precedent.

Yorgos Lanthimos

(b. 1973, Athens) is a filmmaker and theatre director. He studied film and television direction at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. Since 1995 he has directed feature films, theatre plays, music videos, and a large number of TV commercials. He was a member of the creative team which designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. In 2009, his second full-length film „Dogtooth“ won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, followed by numerous awards at festivals worldwide. It was also nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards. His next film, „The Lobster“ (2015) scored, the Jury Prize at Cannes. „The Killing of Sacred Deer“ is his fifth full-length feature.

Filmography

  • O kalyteros mou filos (My Best Friend, 2001, co-dir)
  • Kinetta (2005)
  • Kynodontas (Koerahammas, PÖFF 2009)
  • Alpeis (Alpid, PÖFF 2011)
  • The Lobster (Homaar, PÖFF 2015)
  • The Killing of Sacred Deer (2017)