Nothing is ever straightforward when it comes to a Yorgos Lanthimos‘ movie, Dogtooth and The Lobster are perfect proof.If there was an award for movie titles the Greek filmmaker would win hands down especially with his latest The Killing Of A Sacred Deer. Don’t even attempt to figure out what the movie is all about from the title and going by the Cannes Film Festival reviews we’re in for a treat.
Today A24/Curzon Artificial Eye Films have released the movies first trailer as a family unravels, things get creepy as a young boy sings Ellie Goulding‘s ‘Burn’.
The trailer reveals a chilling unnerving tone as well as a lot of mystery on what actually the storyline is all about. Martin seems to be the pivotal part of the movie with some reviews describing this movie as a Funny Games (Michael Haneke) style movie. We’re already excited about Darren Aronofsky‘s Mother!, this one looks a similar psychological horror but with a more Arthouse feel.
Steven (Colin Farrell), an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon is married to Anna (Nicole Kidman), a respected ophthalmologist. They are well off and live a happy and healthy family life with their two children, Kim, 14 (Raffey Cassidy) and Bob, 12 (Sunny Suljic). Steven has formed a friendship with Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless 16-year-old boy whom he has taken under his wing. Things take a sinister turn when Steven introduces Martin to his family, gradually throwing their world into turmoil and forcing Steven to make a shocking sacrifice or run the risk of losing everything.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer is set for a 17th November (USA 27th October) the UK and Irish cinema release. I wouldn’t be surprised if this one makes BFI London Film Festival line up too. The movie also stars Alica Silverstone.