Yorgos Lanthimos

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Yorgos Lanthimos is not a director that I thought I would ever be seeing so much of. Dogtooth, his big breakout film, got nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2009, and it truly is a great movie, but it's also very brutal, very odd, and very cold. There's definitely not any mass appeal in it, in fact it does a fantastic job at alienating viewers with it's incredible weirdness. I saw this movie, then a few years later, I was suddenly seeing trailers for an English language movie by Lanthimos, The Lobster, which is also an incredible film I think about constantly. And now here I am, having seen yet another one of his movies, also in English, with a third coming next year. I couldn't be happier that Lanthimos is getting these opportunities, and a chance to go see a movie of his in theaters is a chance I relish.