Dogtooth 2009


Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

In this ferocious satire of insane, for-your-own-good Dad-power three 20-something ‘kids’ have been grounded their entire lives. “Intelligently witty, provocative, hilariously inventive, bitingly bitter.” — Cineuropa

Session dates and venues to be announced
Greece In Greek with English subtitles
96 minutes 35mm / CinemaScope
violence & sex scenes



Yorgos Tsourgiannis


Yorgos Lanthimos
Efthimis Filippou


Thimios Bakatakis


Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Art director, Costume designer

Elli Papageorgakopoulou


Leandros Ntounis


Christos Stergioglou (father)
Michele Valley (mother)
Aggeliki Papoulia (older daughter)
Christos Passalis (son)
Mary Tsoni (younger daughter)
Anna Kalaitzidou (Christina)


Cannes (Un Certain Regard) 2009


Un Certain Regard Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2009


This ferocious and funny depiction of insane, for-your-own-good Dad-power was the first Greek film to make official selection at Cannes in a decade, and the first to make it on to our programme in just as long. In a secluded, fenced-in country house, three 20-something ‘kids’ have spent their lives permanently grounded by their obsessively controlling parents. Even words that refer to the world outside have been reshaped by Dad to eliminate any hint of an alternative to domestic bliss. Ingeniously stylised in direction and performance, this incisive incitement to rebellion takes place in a strangely credible universe as vividly imagined as any on show this year. — BG

“Blackly funny and lightly horrific, Dogtooth keeps you enthralled with the sheer brutal lunacy of the parents' behaviour, which gradually and brilliantly tips over from the hilarious to the bizarre to the shocking to the sickening. Great stuff.” — Matt Bochenski, LittleWhiteLies