Cast and credits
Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, DOGTOOTH is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, propelling Yorgos Lanthimos to the forefront of contemporary cinema's most ambitious young filmmakers.
In an effort to protect their three children from the corrupting influence of the outside world, a Greek couple transforms their home into a gated compound of cultural deprivation and strict rules of behavior. But children cannot remain innocent forever. When the father brings home a young woman to satisfy his son's sexual urges, the family's engineered "reality" begins to crumble, with devastating consequences.
Like the haunting, dystopic visions of Michael Haneke and Gaspar Noé, DOGTOOTH punctuates its compelling drama with moments of shocking violence, creating a biting social satire that is as profound as it is provocative.
After convincing his husband to retire their old lumpy futon, Nelson is forced to come out in a spectacular way while shopping in SPOONERS. A hopeless romantic learns a thing or two about relationships when he gets too close to the perfect couple in the awkwardly hilarious HOUSEBROKEN. Love and acceptance for all hairstyles (or lack thereof) are found in the international musical sensation BALD GUY (SKALLAMANN). Leo's dreams of being an international superstar are hard-fought working in a fish cannery in ALASKA IS A DRAG. A cartoon character goes to therapy because he feels rejected in a "live-action" world in UNANIMATED. A break from a long-term relationship leads to surprising results in SABBATICAL. And finally, an urban gay couple disputes their very different views on holding hands in public, in P.D.A.