The Killing of a Sacred Deer
First screened in September 2017
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos. Cast: Colin Farrell, Barry Keoghan, Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, Sunny Suljic, Bill Camp, Alicia Silverstone. Screenplay: Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou.

Twitter Capsule: Combo of dread and weird humor takes chops to sustain, but to what end? First Lanthimos I find hollow.

VOR:   One could still take inspiration here about avoiding clichéd figures and scene structures. But even the novel elements don't lead far.



Photo © 2017 A24/Element Pictures/Film4/HanWay Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C


Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay (tie); 70th Anniversary Award (Kidman; also for The Beguiled, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, and Top of the Lake: China Girl)

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