Dogtooth focuses on three teenagers confined to an isolated suburban estate that could very well be on another planet. Channeling „The Little Prince“ wisdoms, the trio spend their days listening to endless homemade tapes that teach them a whole new vocabulary. Any word that comes from beyond their family abode is instantly assigned a new meaning. Hence “the sea” refers to a large armchair and “zombies” are little yellow flowers. The father is the only family member who can leave the manicured lawns of their self-inflicted exile, earning their keep by managing a nearby factory, while the only outsider allowed on the premises is his colleague Christina, who is paid to relieve the son of his male urges. Masterfully art directed and intensely focused, Dogtooth feels so otherworldly it could easily pass as science fiction. (Dimitri Eipides)

Director's Biography
Yorgos Lanthimos, geb. 1973 in Athen. Studierte Film- und Fernsehregie an der Stavrakos Filmschule. In den 1990ern realisierte er eine Reihe von Videos für griechische Tanztheater. Seit 1995 Produzent zahreicher TV-Werbungen, Musikvideos, Kurzfilme und Experimentaltheaterstücke. Kynodontas ist Lanthimos‘ zweiter Langspielfilm, und gewann in Cannes den Prix de la Jeunesse/Jugendpreis in der Sektion „Un Certain Regard“.

Filme (Auswahl): Uranisco Disco (2001, KF), Kinetta (2005), Kynodontas (2009)
European Panorama Fiction 2010
Yorgos Lanthimos
Greece 2009
96 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou
Cinematography Thimios Bakatakis
Editing Yorgos Mavropsaridis
With Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Anna Kalaintzidou, Mary Tsoni
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