"Dogtooth" (2009)

March 14, 2023, 6:38 a.m. Evelyn Lark

"Dogtooth" (2009)

"Dogtooth" is a Greek film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, which was released in 2009. The film explores the theme of parental control and the consequences of over-protectiveness.

The story revolves around a family living in an isolated house and the father's attempt to control his children's lives. The father is the one who sets the rules and the children have limited access to the outside world. He also has created his own language and controlled the meanings of words to limit the children's understanding of reality. The father also uses physical violence to maintain discipline.

The film's cinematography is visually striking and contributes to the film's surreal atmosphere. The film is known for its dark humor and disturbing content. Despite its controversial nature, "Dogtooth" received critical acclaim and was a box office success in Greece.

The film was well-received by critics and was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. It also won the Prize Un Certain Regard at the festival. The film received several award nominations and won several awards, including the Greek State Film Award for Best Film, the Sarajevo Film Festival Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film, and the Sitges Film Festival for Best Feature Film.

"Dogtooth" is considered to be a landmark film in Greek cinema and is often mentioned as an example of the Greek "Weird Wave" movement, which is characterized by its avant-garde and unconventional style.

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