Monday, 30 May 2011

First review. Here goes nothing.

"Three teenagers are confined to an isolated country estate that could very well be on another planet..."

'Dogtooth' is a brilliantly crafted foreign piece by Yorgos Lanthimos, the story of an family isolated by the father and their reactions to the bizarre fantastical world creeping in.  The film has some beautiful scenes and perfectly written dialog for rational characters in an irrational situation. However, the film itself can be quite slow at times, but even the slower scenes are simply fascinating. The acting was exceptional. Overall, brilliant piece of work that certainly deserves the many awards it received.

Rating: 7.5 / 10

1 comment:

  1. Sounds interesting, I'm starting to like foreign films a lot more. Maybe I'm not searching hard enough but foreign films seem to have more substance than Hollywood. Solyaris, Fifth Seal, Wild Strawberries...old movies but better than most of the new stuff Hollywood craps out.